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Monday, May 3, 2010

Poll Results 85

Here was the question:

Do you accept this sentence? "Here are a few of his wisdoms." (Refers to advice of a dead author)

17 (25%)
50 (74%)

I'm with the 74%. "Wisdom" is an uncountable noun (as are "sugar" and "thoughtfulness"), so it doesn't make sense to count how many pieces of advice the dead author gave.

It would have been better to say, "Here is some of his wisdom."

1 comment:

Westley said...

Mass nouns confuse a lot of folks. Look at how many people use 'less' when they should be using 'fewer'.