Is "liquid" accountable?
I saw a sentence today.
Condensation occurs when gas becomes into a liquid.
Q: Why is there an "a" in above sentence?
Sorry, it's my fault.
"accountable" ---> "countable"
Thanks for serenade.
Sorry, maybe I should say "thank serenade."
Thanks for all of your answers and opinions, however, as to me you all are professional in English.
- FantasticLv 79 年前最佳解答
It depends what kind of "liquid" you're referring to. One simple example that you can look up at online dictionary:
"Oil, milk and water are all liquids."
As to your question here, it just defines "a" (kind of) liquid, but it does not limit to "water".
These formations -- liquid, gas and solid can be countable or uncountable.參考資料： Myself and dictionaries
- 老登Lv 79 年前
yes, Fantastic is right + 1 !
- 9 年前
Fantastic 是對的 +1
但不是 a kind of liquid.
應該是 a type of liquid.
kind 跟 type 的意思跟用法可完全不一樣, 想知道的話就放個問題上來吧 :D
- serenadeLv 79 年前
"a" means "a kind of"，so, that is, liquid is not countable.