I am writing a blog where I describe a problem as leading to "an unfathomable chaos", which is being underlined by Grammarly plugin for Chrome. Is it a mistake on my behalf or Grammarly is getting it wrong?

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It appears that Grammarly objects to the use of the word "chaos" as a countable noun, with a singular article "an". Indeed "chaos" is normally uncountable.

It is possible to use chaos as a countable noun. So "an unfathomable chaos" is perfectly good English, and Grammarly is indeed getting it wrong. But perhaps you should consider rephrasing. It's not very clear how a problem could be "a chaos".

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    But since an unfathomable chaos is perfectly good English (even if it is doubtful as to whether it should describe problems), Grammarly is indeed getting it wrong – Peter Shor Apr 20 at 22:50
  • @James K I have corrected the question. The sentence was something like "... the problem leads to an unfathomable chaos...". – farhanhubble Apr 21 at 8:50

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