This is a sub-quesiton from this post.
If I am supposed to merge these two, please leave a comment rather than giving a down voting.
suppose this scenario, there are 9 coffee beans on the floor, I treat them as rubbish.
question_1 Should I use "it" or "them" or some other pronoun when I say "I need to sweep them/it into a dustpan and dump them/it to the garbage".
I guess both works, and I need a double confirmation.
question_2 should I treat "the beans" as countable or uncountable when I treat them as rubbish?
I guess it is uncountable, and again, I need a double confirmation.