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I know that the noun "correction" is both countable, meaning a change that makes something more accurate than it was before, and uncountable, meaning the act or process of correcting something. When I want to say, "Any correction is appreciated," should I say "any corrections', or are they both correct? Here, I'm referring to my correcting a friend's essay.

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Personally, I differentiate by likelihood of appearing of more than one. If given text is brief, believed to be correct, and I find "0 or 1" to be the likely number of corrections, I'll ask for "any correction". If there's a likelihood for more than one, I'll ask for "any corrections". –  SF. May 14 at 14:30
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The short answer is yes, both are accepted.

The difference is that when saying any correction is appreciated, you can expand it to any act of correction is appreciated.

Any corrections are appreciated, on the other hand, can expand to any number of corrections is appreciated.

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Yes, both are correct.

That's because the word any can refer to one or more things i.e. singular and plural.

any - One, some, every or all without specification.

This said, any correction would mean one time/single correction and making it plural means more than one corrections.

They are interchangeable unless you are peculiar about the number of correction/s.

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What do you mean by "single correction"? –  Vic May 14 at 9:27
    
@Vic 'There are a boy' has one/single correction - is; 'Theer are a boy' has more than one correction There and are. –  Maulik V May 14 at 9:36
    
So you mean to say that if I say,"Make any neccessary correction", there would only be one correction to a mistake,in a passage, for example or are we talking about the "act" of correcting? –  Vic May 14 at 12:58
    
@Vic I personally don't go with act there. Though no downvote. How I look your question heading as 'any suggestion' or 'any suggestions'. And hence, it's clear to me. –  Maulik V May 14 at 13:02
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