612 – Weird Nouns That Are Both Countable And Uncountable

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I have a lot of experience doing this job…or should I say, I have a lot of experiences doing this job? There isn’t enough space in this room…or should I say there aren’t enough spaces in this room? Hmm. Free time? A free time? Free times? As you know, in English some nouns are countable and some are uncountable. In addition to that, some nouns can be used both as countable and uncountable. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Knowing this will help make your English sound more natural. Let’s study together.

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  • I have a lot of experience helping people learn English.
  • My friend Fabrizio has a lot of experience fixing cars.
  • I met a number of other English teachers at the workshop. That was a great experience.
  • During my last trip to Japan, I had a number of memorable experiences.
  • Hey, Marcio, that was an amazing dinner, but I think I don’t have any room for dessert.
  • You bought another jacket? There isn’t enough room in the closet for all of your coats.
  • Tammy told me that her house in the countryside has sixteen rooms.
  • Elena’s apartment in Japan had just two rooms.
  • Amber said that she’d like to buy that sofa, but there isn’t enough space in her house.
  • Tefo always travels in business class because he likes to have a little extra space when he’s traveling.
  • In my car, I have two spaces for coffee cups.
  • Hey, there’s one space left on the schedule for an appointment. Do you want to come in?
  • Do you have any time for a meeting tomorrow?
  • Topsi said that she has some free time on Friday. Why don’t we meet them?
  • I’ve been to Vietnam one time and Thailand about three times.
  • How many times have you been to New York?
  • Ah…I remember my college days. Those were good times.
  • We had such a nice time at the party. Thank you so much for inviting us.
  • I have so much work to do. I’m going to need to work overtime again.
  • Jack bought an old farmhouse in the countryside that place is going to need a lot of work before he can move in.
  • There is an exhibition at the museum that I want to see. They’re showing you the complete works of Picasso.
  • I like Beethoven, but I prefer his early works to his more later works.

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