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Is the noun "issue" used in singular form, or is it fine to use it in plural form? example:

  1. no issues.

  2. not an issue.

  3. I had been facing some issues in the past which now are resolved.

  4. I had been facing some issue in the past which now are resolved.

Which one is correct?

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  • As OALD would tell you, issue in the sense of "problem" is countable, but in several of its other meanings, it is not.
    – choster
    Jan 7 '15 at 18:24
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In that sense it is countable (an issue, some issues), so of your examples 1, 2 and 3 would be correct while 4 should be changed to "an issue".

In the sense meaning "children or offspring" it is used as a mass noun, so "the marriage produced no issue" or "This marriage produced issue, who split the estate between them".

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  • Also, in #4 the verb "are" would be changed to "is" to match the singular form of issue.
    – Adam
    Jan 7 '15 at 18:32

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