I've gone through many threads here trying to find the answer, but to no avail.
Cambridge dictionary states: We use time to refer to what is measured in seconds, minutes, hours and years as a whole. In this sense it is uncountable:
Ex: Children nowadays spend more time watching TV than playing. (spent many hours)
So my questions is, how is the meaning in the sentence above different from, say, "I've spent a long time doing that"? (spent many hours) Can't we say "much time" in that sentence?. Which would mean the same, but then it'd be uncountable.
I just can't understand why "time" considered to be "countable" in a sentence like that.
"I've been there many times" = on many occasions. Here, it's clearly countable. So it is in "I've played football for a long time", but we can't really say "I've played football for a long occasion", can we? Hopefully I'm not asking something stupid..