[quote=“Chris”]It’s like “wines” and “cheeses” - the plural of many uncountable nouns refers to many types of the item, rather than many items. The same is true with “beers”, but “beers” can mean “orders of beer”, as in “three beers, please.”
Some uncountable nouns can never be pluralized: “furniture”, “information”, etc.[/quote]
Chris just answered your question! That’s that. Case closed.
And I agree with xtrain_01 - the people of Taiwan more want the spoken English, as opposed to proper grammar and syntax in the written language.
And you do all realize that most of the time, someone who studied English very hard as a second language is MUCH more capable in terms of vocabulary, grammar, etc., than is a native speaker? Let’s face it - native speakers are native speakers, and get very lazy about their own language. English also varies from country to country. It varies GREATLY.
Also, anyone here see the Simpsons episode where Lisa makes Grammarbot? Whatever she says, he’ll correct the grammar if she’s mistaken. So then she says something which is a sentence fragment, and Grammarbot says, “Sentence fragment,” and Lisa’s like, “‘Sentence fragment,’ is also a sentence fragment,” - and the robot blows up?! Hahaha…
Let’s just not nitpick the Taiwanese’ (Damn, how do you pluralize the word Taiwanese?! For example, Canadians’) grammar. It’s best just to correct them on obvious mistakes, rather than semiotics.