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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:05:48 PM
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Sharing several correspondences between the Singapore Democratic Party and the search engine company, Dr Tambyah added, “This is particularly salient as the print and broadcast media are controlled by the ruling party.”

Is "correspondences" correct? Isn't "correspondence" here an uncountable noun?

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thar
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:11:16 PM

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Yes, at least in modern usage.
Letters/emails/memos/communications. Even epistles! Whistle
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:19:26 PM
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Many thanks, thar.
Clyde of Oz
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:41:01 PM

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While it may be uncountable, you still can't say: several correspondence.

You would have to say something like: several items of correspondence.


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Koh Elaine
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Many thanks, Clyde.
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