"Feedback" a count noun?

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Wed Dec 15 18:12:28 UTC 2004

Compare surgeries, homeworks, informations, researches. . . .  The first is
now common (not so in my youth); the other three are common among L2
speakers of English; and the second one is now spreading to native speakers
as well (my TAs use it).

At 10:12 PM 12/14/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Good point. Thanks. I haven't seen it, probably because I'm not on eBay
>much. I'm afraid of getting addicted. But it makes perfect sense in
>that context and its extension to other contexts would be only a matter
>of time.
>On Dec 14, 2004, at 6:51 PM, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:
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>>Poster:       FRITZ JUENGLING <juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US>
>>Subject:      Re: "Feedback" a count noun?
>>What's wrong with that?--used in E-bay-ese all the time.
>>>>>wilson.gray at RCN.COM 12/14/04 03:29PM >>>
>>Heard on local TV news:
>>"Ask any of my [former] teammates about me. You won't get too many
>>negative feedbacks."
>>-Wilson Gray

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