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D00M
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 12:16:46 PM

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Women are enjoying more freedom nowadays.

Women are enjoying more freedoms nowadays.

What's the difference?

I am looking forward to your answers.
Lipwer
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 1:15:40 PM

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Women are enjoying more freedom nowadays.

Women are enjoying more freedoms nowadays.

"freedom" is a general term that covers any number of ways of being free.
"freedom" is a group of specific ways of being free. It would cover things such as "freedom of speech", "freedom of association", "freedom of refusal", and so on. But it would be a group of specifics.
D00M
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 1:24:59 PM

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Thank you.

But I didn't get it.

You wrote "freedom" in both your explanations.

I am looking forward to your answers.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:48:54 AM

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It looks like a typo to me. I think what is meant is:

"freedom" is a general term that covers any number of ways of being free.
"freedoms" is a group of specific ways of being free. It would cover things such as "freedom of speech", "freedom of association", "freedom of refusal", and so on. But it would be a group of specifics.

A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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