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Anonymous:
Is it possible to pluralise "experience"?
hi,

Yes, definitely.

eg I love new experiences.

Clive
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Anonymous:
But could you say "He has experiences in many areas", or would you still use the singular term of "experience"?
Hi,

But could you say "He has experiences in many areas", or would you still use the singular term of "experience"?

Here, I'd use it as an uncountable noun, 'experience'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi,

But could you say "He has experiences in many areas", or would you still use the singular term of "experience"?

Here, I'd use it as an uncountable noun, 'experience'.

In general terms, it can be used as countable or uncountable, depending on the context. That's why I answered your earlier question as to whether you can use it in the plural form with 'yes'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Anonymous:
Ok thanks Clive. But would you say it would be wrong to use "experiences" in this context?
Anonymous"He has experiences in many areas"
No, you should not use the plural in that sentence.
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Anonymous:
Dear Clive,

I happen to have the same question and would like to ask you to elaborate the part where you said,

"it can be used as countable or uncountable, depending on the context".

What would be the case where uncountable "experience" would be used and what would be the case where countable "experience" would be used?

In addition, which would be used in case of the sentence below?

As customers have positive experience(s), with our products and services....

My guess is to use uncountable...

Many thanks for your help in advance!

Grammar student
Hi Anon

I'd say the uncountable form would probably be best there since you are speaking very generally (collectively):

- As customers have had positive experience with our products and services...
- Customer experience with our products and services has been very positive.

Generally speaking, you can use the countable form of the word "experience" when you are thinking about or referring to experiences as specific, individual events:

- I had an interesting experience yesterday.
- I had two experiences in my childhood that I will never ever forget. Let me tell you about them.
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