According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word "fear" is both countable and uncountable. So, when referring to the fear of flying, can I say:

I have fear (uncountable) of flying?


a fear of flying

is one kind of fear. Since this is one of many types (fear of heights, fear of closed spaces, etc.), it is countable in your context. fear in the case of feelings might be uncountable.

When the roller coaster went upside down, I was filled with fear.

  • But, the part " of flight" makes the noun more specific. Can't we say "the fear of flight"?
    – Tom Lee
    Mar 13 '19 at 14:28

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