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I'm all for gay marriage/marriages.

My parents approve of arranged marriage/marriages.

Which is correct?

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I think if you want to use the term "marriage" in a general sense, which I think how you intended to use in for your first sentence, then I see no need to resort to many instances of marriages. So, I think this is good: I'm all for gay marriage. But for your second sentence, it sounds better with the plural, only because I usually hear it like that -- can't give a solid reason; I think 'arrange marriage' is OK too. My parents approve of arranged marriages/arrange marriage.
I'm all for gay marriage/marriages.

My parents approve of arranged marriage/marriages.
I don't like the idea of a gay marriage.
I don't like the idea of an arranged marriage.
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I agree with your last two sentences.

It is possible to use the uncountable in the first sentence?
New2grammarIt is possible to use the uncountable in the first sentence?
What do you mean by 'uncountable'?
I support gay marriage - the concept of gay marriage. Use the singular.

For reasons I can't explain either, I too prefer arranged marriages.

Edit: That is, as a matter of style, I prefer the plural in arranged marriages. I am neutral on the actual topic!
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Yoong Liat, when I said uncountable, I meant abstract or what GG said, concept. Is my choice of word confusing?
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Yoong Liat, when I said uncountable, I meant abstract or what GG said, concept. Is my choice of word confusing?

Yes, the word is confusing because, I think, you mean 'arranged marriage/marriages.' So I think you should have used singular or plural.

It should be 'arranged marriages'.
As far as I know singular and plural are words associated with countable. For example

An apple (is singular)

Apples(is plural)

a gay marriage ( is singular)

gay marriages (is plural)

gay marrriage (is abstract/uncountable)

The reason I chose uncountable was that I wanted to emphasize the abstractness. Is my understanding incorrect? If so, please correct me. Thanks.
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