What is the difference between the following two sentences

You must not read such trash

You must not read such a trash

Or are they both the same?

1 Answer 1


You must not read such trash. Trash, meaning "something which is waste or of no value" is a non-count noun, so you would not use an article such as "a" before it.


noun [ Uncountable ]

anything that is worthless and of low quality; waste:


  • You should not read such book, you should not read such a book, are they both correct and same?
    – user93387
    Jun 9, 2019 at 19:29
  • Only "...such a book". is correct. Non-count noun: no article. Count noun: use article. Jun 9, 2019 at 20:12

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