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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 348. The title of today's lesson

  • is the countable and uncountable use of the word gossip. Okay let's take a look

  • at the note here. When gossip is used in reference to talking about other

  • people's personal lives or other people's personal business, it is an

  • uncountable noun. So that's how we use it most of the time. So the majority of the

  • time you'll probably think of it as an uncountable noun. In this situation, we

  • mostly say some gossip or a lot of gossip. All right and and this is the one

  • where students of ESL may make a mistake. Because sometimes they will put an "S" on

  • gossip when they shouldn't. So again with the X, this is wrong. So

  • this is an example. She loves to listen to gossips. No. She

  • loves to listen to gossip with the check. Because this is uncountable

  • in this sense or we have another example here. I heard some gossips about her

  • husband's affair. No. Again I heard some gossip about her husband's affair. The

  • third one. We actually have three. You know because this is where students

  • usually make the mistake. He always has many gossips to share. He always has a

  • lot of gossip to share. That would be the correct way of saying it.

  • All right good. And let's continue here. Now, now gossip is a countable noun

  • refers to a person who likes to talk about gossip often. So, so somebody

  • could be a gossip. That sense is countable. Okay. So we have one example

  • here. Don't reveal any of your business to Jenny. She is a bit of a gossip or you

  • know, maybe say, that whole group over there they're just a bunch of gossips.

  • You could say it that way. So if you're referring to the person who likes to

  • talk gossip or talk about gossip then that could be countable. It's also good

  • to note this. In the noun phrase of some columnist or a gossip blog the word

  • gossip is singular. So just realize that. So we have one example here for that. Ann

  • Landers was famous for being a gossip columnist. Okay. All right. So I hope you

  • got it. The majority of the time gossip is uncountable when it refers to

  • people's business, personal business or personal lives. Gossip is only singular

  • when it refers to a person. Okay. I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you

  • for your time. Bye-bye.

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英語家庭教師ニックPレッスン(348) ゴシップの数えられる使い方と数えられない使い方 (English Tutor Nick P Lesson (348) The Countable and Uncountable Use of Gossip)

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