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Different meaning


Different meaning
I need some help. Should the noun competition in the sentence:
-Many reality programmes revolve around competitions.  (countable- meaning a contest for a prize)
 be used as a countable noun or
-Many reality programmes revolve around competition (uncountable-meaning the action of competing)
be used as an uncountable noun?
To me both forms seem OK.
I thank you for your answers in advance. 

8 Jun 2022      

United Kingdom

I agree - both are good. Competition - the actual notion of competing. Competitions - the actual competitions involved. 

9 Jun 2022     

United States

I, too, agree.

9 Jun 2022     


Yes, your explanation sounds right to me too.

9 Jun 2022