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In the context of the sentence below, which should be applied so it's grammatical.

The only thing that is good about our country (as a single noun) is our spoken English, we've got neutral accent.

Or

The only thing that is good about our country (as a single noun) is our spoken English, we've got a neutral accent.

P.S.: should it be countable or uncountable?

  • Which country? Everybody has an accent. – Michael Harvey Feb 17 at 13:15
  • I've edited it to be clear. My bad – John Arvin Feb 17 at 16:25
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    about our country, not in our country. You need the article. – Lambie Feb 17 at 16:53
  • He still won't say what the country is. – Michael Harvey Feb 17 at 20:34
  • @Lambie, thx, I've changed it. – John Arvin Feb 18 at 17:48
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If you consider 'neutral accent' to be a generic feature of the way people speak English in your country, then it is an uncountable (mass) term in the same way that rhoticity or th-fronting are uncountable. On the other hand, if you are considering the accent as one among others, e.g. those found in other countries, you would use an indefinite article. Consider "large mass is a desirable quality in a gold bar to be given to me" and "that gold bar over there has a large mass".

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