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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:01:11 AM
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Some nouns are “uncountable”. These are things that are a concept, or not easy to divide.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.yp.scmp.com/education/article/104782/simple-guide-uncountable-nouns%3famp=1

I know that the indefinite article "a" is a signal that the following noun must be countable but I really can't figure out the noun "concept" is countable in the context. I think I struggle when the noun is not physical.
I know I can check a dictionary but I want to learn the idea and then apply it correctly.
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:07:00 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
I know that the indefinite article "a" is a signal that the following noun must be countable but I really can't figure out the noun "concept" is countable in the context. I think I struggle when the noun is not physical.

Love is one concept. Hatred is another concept. Time is another. That makes three concepts; they can be counted. (There are many more concepts, of course.)
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:34:25 AM
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Thanks. So in my other question about either the noun "land" or "farmland", can't we have two or three farmland?
Sorry again for being thick!!! but really struggling with this concept.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:32:51 AM

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Start here... the words farm and farmland are not synonyms.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:40:56 AM
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Thanks
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:38:16 AM

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A farm is an individual piece of land usually owned by someone who works it.

But farmland is simply land that is usable for farming in the general sense. It is much like timberland which has trees but is undefined, or swampland which is a watery, or boggy, area of land. Both are general areas that are not distinctly defined with borders, but are just an area.


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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:07:56 AM
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Thank you!
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:12:52 AM
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What does "general sense" mean in your explanation?
Thank you in advance!
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:10:10 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
What does "general sense" mean in your explanation?
Thank you in advance!


Farming in the general sense means any activity associated with raising either crops or animals for sale or consumption. That usually happens in a rural area outside cities. That's what most people think of when they think of a farm.

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Jigneshbharati
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