Is this sentence true: there isn't any more space in my suitcase. In this case can we use space in plural or it remains as a singular form.

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    When you say "plural", what do you mean exactly? Could you add what you think the sentence would look like with the plural form?
    – cigien
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 19:33
  • Yes, so is "Space is infinite".
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 19:40
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    You could also say: **There are no more spaces in my suitcases (into which to pack small objects). Here you are referring to different gaps, all of which are now occupied. Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 19:58

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Countable space has boundaries.

There aren't any more spaces in my suitcase.

This implies your suitcase has a number of separate compartments and you are out of them, like a bento box or tackle box. Or it may be referring to things like interior pockets.

There isn't any more space in my suitcase.

Either the space in your suitcase isn't compartmentalized or you don't know/care about the separate sections of space if they exist.

  • For your first example, I think you meant 'There aren't any more spaces in my suitcase'. Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 21:24
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    Although all the answers (so far at least) to this question are good, I like this one best because it clearly articulates that the choice between "space" and "spaces" depends on intended meaning. Commented Aug 4, 2021 at 21:15

The sentence:

There isn't any more space in my suitcase.

is correct. space here means "an empty area", and is an uncountable noun. Using spaces with this meaning is incorrect.

Note that there are other meanings of "space", which are countable nouns. In those cases, you can use either the plural, or the singular form depending on the context.

  • space: An area where an activity may take place

I like this space. I'm going to work here.

There are many spaces where I feel comfortable being myself.

  • space: An empty position in text.

There is usually a space after a period at the end of a sentence.

You can press the spacebar multiple times to insert multiple spaces.


'Space' meaning 'empty area available for use' can be either countable or uncountable. In your example, it is uncountable, and we use the uncountable (singular) form:

There isn't any more space in my suitcase.

Cambridge Dictionary:

noun UK
[ C or U ]
an empty area that is available to be used:

Uncountable examples:
Is there any space for my clothes in that cupboard?
I need to make (some) space for Mark's things.
When the roads are wet, you've got to leave plenty of space between you and the car in front.

Countable examples:
The blank space at the end of the form is for your name.
We found a parking space close to the museum.

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