Ok so maybe it's a little early to celebrate but hopefully by the time this is read by anyone, my blog would've reach 1000 views.  When I started out with this blog, I would've been happy with 100 views, but a thousand in less than a year....phew I'm flabbergasted.  I never thought that my journey would mean so much to people.  I hope over the last year I have inspired as many people as I can to chase their dream.  Because the support that you have all lent me over this past, albeit difficult at times, year has kept me going and pushed me on to pursue my dream of making a living writing.

Admittedly, it was a passion that I was supported to pursue by those closest to me years ago.  I just had to find my own way and chose this path for myself in order to make it feel right.  It's like anything in your life, be damned what anyone says, if those that know you best (yourself included) see this light in you, then perhaps they're on to something.  Even if your dream has no base in reality (or so some say), you'll make it work.  I have faith in you. :)

All my love and prayers to all of you in the future and your chosen paths.  Do what makes your soul happy.

© 2012 S. Stevens


I'd admit this premise seemed trivial to me when I first read it.  It didn't make sense at all, to me at least. I suppose that's the challenge in learning the fundamentals of a language that I've written and spoken for 28 years.  Although, now I realize not well at all.

Count simply refers to a common noun that can be preceded by many or fewer and can always be made plural.

Many trees, fewer ponds

Non-Count is a common noun that can not become divisible, can be preceded by much and less, and are often abstract.

He has less authority, I prefer less cream
bravery, humour (both abstract words and can not be made plural)

This is a simplified explanation and the difference between the two is not always black and white.  In the grand scheme of things it's not overly important to know whether a noun is count or non-count, just know which words are nouns and how to properly make a common noun plural.

That leads me to my topic for next week, the proper spelling of several well known common nouns (count) in plural form.


If anyone would like a topic covered in the future or have any questions feel free to leave a comment or contact me directly.  Also, if I make any mistakes, please point them out, I'm still learning too and welcome any kind of pointers, corrections and criticisms.

© 2012 S. Stevens

References
Lutz, Gary and Diane Stevenson. Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2010. Print.