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-- Where’s your luggage?
-- I haven’t got __________
A. One
B. Some
C. Any

I thought the answers were A and C both, but it’s C. Why not A?

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According to the Cambridge Dictionary, luggage is uncountable... this is indicated by the [U] next to the definition. Countable nouns have [C] or [plural] next to the definition.

Other uncountable nouns include water and sugar, and abstract concepts like peace. Uncountable nouns are treated as singular for verb agreement, but plural for most other things, for example determiners. Here is a verb example:

My luggage is in the car

For countable nouns, you use the determiner one for singlar positive and negative statements, some for plural positive statements, and any for plural negative statements.

Uncountable nouns require plural determiners, so you can't use one- you have have to use some or any. Your statement is negative, so you say

Where’s your luggage?
I haven’t got any

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Luggage = all the cases, bags and items that you have with you on your journey

Cambridge Dictionary

It is therefore a plural. You cannot have one luggage. You might have one suitcase, but you have some luggage.

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    Luggage is not plural: it is uncountable.
    – JavaLatte
    Sep 16, 2020 at 8:42

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