What is the plural of the word 'Feedback' as in "Reviewing all feedback/feedbacks"
which is right - feedback or feedbacks
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Anonymous:The word feedback has evolved over the years, and is now accepted as a countable noun. Therefore, if feedback shared frequently in certain professions, each feedback unit is countable and hence its plural is now accepted as "feedbacks" .
Also, when you use the word feedback in the phrase "one of" as in one of the feedback shared with her, sounds rather incorrect.
Hence, in modern times, feedbacks is "ACCEPTABLE"
As the last two posts illustrate, 'feedback' is one of many words that is evolving, that is in a state of transition.
It's easy to sound awkward when using this word as a count noun. The previous post points out one way. Another example of awkwardness is to say something like 'Please look at this sentence and give me a feedback'.
My recommendation to learners is to treat it as uncountable when you use it. When you think you have a good understanding of how other people use the word, then you can start to be more ambitious.
Best wishes, Clive
It may be coming, but it is most certainly not here yet.
I don't know where it is used. It may be a national/regional thing; acceptable in one country's version of English but not in 'mainstream' English?
But since the anonymous poster seems to be from the "throw the grenade and then run" school, we can't really ask. (Cue the eerie music) ... if it really exists at all.
Many people come across the word Feedbacks on eCommerce sites esp on eBay.
People are waiting to help.
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