How to use uncountable nouns as countable nouns? Here pleasure is abstract noun and how to identify uncountable nouns as countable nouns according to situations?

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    Obviously it's not an uncountable noun in the cited context, any more than XXX is one of life's little pleasures, which is an extremely common way of referring to one's specific "vice" (which can also be either countable or uncountable). Note that idiomatically it is usually a pleasure to meet you, not ...meeting you - unless you're "taking leave", where It has been a pleasure meeting you is reasonable enough. May 31, 2020 at 12:58

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Your question starts from a false premise. Yes, "pleasure" can be used as an abstract noun which is not countable. But "pleasure" can also be used as a concrete noun representing acts that give pleasure in the abstract sense.

Eating chocolate ice cream with a friend under a shady tree on a hot day is one of life's simple pleasures.

Come live with me and be my love,/ And we will all the pleasures prove/ That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,/ Woods and steepy mountain yields.

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