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Your cars vs. traffic test is a good one. I agree with all of your answers except for "less" and "less and less." Both of these quantifiers are uncountable. This is actually a very common mistake that even native English speakers frequently make. "Less" and "fewer" are both words which mean "a smaller quantity," but "less" always refers to something ...


cambridge labels dough as [ C or U ], which means Countable or Uncountable. You could use dough as Uncountable pick up 3 pieces of dough You could also use dough as Countable pick up 3 doughs


If I were a consumer, and I read either of the two examples, I would suspect the product contained gluten. Why? Because the the label, as Shakespeare might have written, “doth protest too much.” “This product is gluten-free” is perfect. I would believe that.


Do you like [food] is a general question not, a specific one, so it is very unusual for the [food] to be singular. It is generally plural (Do you like oranges?) or uncountable (Do you like fruit). In neither case is an article normal.

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