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How to recognise uncountable nouns.? When should we avoid using articles especially before the nouns that act as both countable and uncountable nouns?

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Divorce is 'mutual' by definition! One spouse can't be divorced and the other remain married.

When speaking of a particular couple, it's a divorce because it refers to the single legal decision that ends their marriage. Divorce is an uncountable noun when it refers to the concept of ending a marriage, or the practice as a social custom - 'Divorce is becoming more common in this country'.

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  • What to say when one is ready for divorce and one is not?Can’t we say it a mutual divorce when one in the marriage is hoping the other would also agree to the divorce? – Soumya Thota Jun 13 at 7:38
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    You would call it a divorce by mutual consent. Obviously, if one is not ready you can't say We are hoping. The one who wants it would say 'I am hoping that my husband/wife will agree to a divorce'. – Kate Bunting Jun 13 at 7:43

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