George Thompson's researches

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 27 19:42:36 UTC 2002

On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Lynne Murphy wrote:

> Both Fred and Jesse refer to George Thompson's 'researches' in telling us
> about the NYT article.  Am I the only one here who can't use that as a
> count noun?

It was a count noun before it was ever a mass noun, and is still well
established as a count noun.

Fred Shapiro

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