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The dictionary says ‘conscience’ can be both countable and uncountable noun. Then when it should be written with article ‘a’?

“The best equipment ... is a conscience, common sense and health. ... Concience makes us ...”

  • “A flowing water isn’t frozen so easily.” In this sentence, I think that it says a specific kind of water, so that article a can be used. But the grammar book says the article shouldn’t be there. Would you explain this, please? – Youn Sun Woo Jun 27 '18 at 9:28
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Each person has a conscience; four people have four consciences. One person may have a conscience that permits him to kill small dogs for fun; another person may not.

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