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a noun that does not form plurals

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This text only signals the potential areas of conceptual factors, grasped by Talmy's study of nouns, triggering the transfer of Polish thought and use resulting in erroneous English utterances with uncountable nouns.
While uncountable nouns, are associated with CONTINUOUS quantity and designate mass, countable nouns relate to DISCRETE quantity and refer to objects.
Consequently, following Langacker's analysis, English countable and uncountable nouns can be understood by forming concepts of the designated referents or regions in some domain, which means that they are conceptualized.
Polish users of English at the upper-intermediate and the advanced levels need further language practice of uncountable nouns through contact with diversified extracts of authentic text.
Youth is used as an uncountable noun to mean the time in a person's life:
The usage of accommodation in The Spectator illustrates this balance well, as it contains 1 occurrence of accommodation as a countable noun and 1 as a uncountable noun.
It is used 7 times as a countable and 9 times as a uncountable noun.
In 5 cases it is clearly uncountable, in 1 clearly countable and in 5 cases it is used with the plural marker but behaves rather as a uncountable noun syntactically.
Entertainment occurs 25 times as a countable noun in the corpus, mostly with the plural marker, and only 3 times as an uncountable noun.
Evidence is used 5 times as a countable in the corpus and 4 times as a uncountable noun.
Information is used as a uncountable noun 7 times in the corpus as compared with 4 instances of the countable variant.
Mischief occurs 10 times as an uncountable noun and 2 times as countable in the corpus, which suggests a considerable dominance of the uncountable variant.
Uncountable nouns semantically refer to an undifferenciated mass, they have no number marking and always take singular verbs.
Absence of indefinite articles and pluralization of uncountable nouns in Turkish are sources of error in Turkish EFL learners' spoken interlanguage.
Uncountable nouns usually do not have the distinction of number: they either have only singular forms (singulare tantum), e.