advice, jewelry, news可不可數？
water, hair, juice 可以加 s？
1. 表達「相同型態」的一群人- the police
這邊的名詞以「一群同樣性質的人」為單位，，一律保持單數 (singular) 的形式，不大可能看到該名詞以複數 (plural) 的形式出現。
The audience was disappointed as the thunderstorm approached, and the outdoor stage play was forced to end abruptly.
After the election, the next president of the United States will organize his or her own cabinet.
The zoning committee has unanimously agreed that the public park will not be demolished to build a parking structure.
The new regional manager of a large engineering firm is hiring new salesmen, technicians, and internal staff to build a new crew.
The crowd gathered to watch the gymnastic performance in the park.
The faculty body is looking forward to a new semester after an extremely cold winter.
The family is immigrating to a different country to build a better future.
The residents of a quiet suburb were disturbed by a teenagers’ gang that was driving fast and making loud noises all night.
1984 is a novel by George Orwell that describes a dystopian world, in which everything is controlled by the government.
Among a large group, an individual’s ability to think critically and make rational decisions based on his or her own perspectives is often sabotaged.
The jury finally reached a verdict after days of debate.
The police came to ask the host of the party to turn down the music because his neighbors were not happy with the noise.
The boss was moved that his staff prepared a lovely surprise birthday party for him.
The basketball coach was enraged by the gossip column’s negative publicity regarding his team’s outrageous behavior.
2. 當團體量詞中的人需要被「區分」，並描述其中人的「個體性」- the audience
After two encores, the dedicated fans in the audience were unwilling to leave, and their applause led the singer back on stage for one more song.
John Kerry, Jacob Lew, and Loretta Lynch are cabinet members under President Obama.
The diligent members of the housing rights committee host meetings every week to answer questions for both the tenants and landlords.
The captain treats everyone in his crew as his family, always putting their needs ahead of his own.
The ones wearing white t-shirts in the massive crowd of protesters showed their intention to protest in peace.
The new members of the faculty have fallen in love with the faculty club that always serves delicious lunches and dinners.
The elders in the family wish to help the younger members with their careers.
The members of the gang all have tattoos on the back of their heads.
The three branches of the American government are executive, judicial, and legislative.
The three girls who were always the closest group in college maintains an intimate bond after graduation.
The majority of the jury members felt sorry for the defendant’s disadvantaged background, but a few of them remain unmoved by the sad story.
Two handsome policemen helped the old lady who couldn’t find her way to the train station.
Not until the staff members voiced their opinions did the boss realize that the company has many problems unsolved.
The members of the team always respects and cares for each other.
3. 表達思想、資訊、或本來就一致是以群量形式表達事物的名詞- good advice
Good advice is often unpleasant to hear.
Economics is a subject that everyone should study in high school.
The lack of evidence made it impossible for the victim to press charges.
The revolution of digitalized information is reshaping the way we think, research, and communicate.
Ever since she lost her favorite necklace, she locked up all her jewelry in a safe.
Zhungzi once said that, it’s dangerous to pursue infinite knowledge within a finite life.
The tourists shopped so much that they were charged for their oversized luggage at the airport.
Nowadays, anyone who is still talking about others’ Facebook newsfeed from last week is as uninteresting as old news.
相對的來看，表達事物的量詞當然也有需要被區分的時候，也就是最適合表量表達的表分詞 (partitive expressions) 出現的時候了！
People who are always giving tips of advice to others without being asked often judge others first, because they don’t want be judged.
The ups and downs of the current economic weathers across the globe do not look optimistic.
These two pieces of evidence were all it takes for the police to arrest the suspects.
The information desk at the airport must provide all kinds of important information to respond to unusual enquiries.
The prices of different jewelry sets at the exhibition ranged from a few hundred to a few million dollars.
Infinite amount of knowledge in various fields is useless if people don’t learn how to apply it.
Large and small pieces of luggage get lost or misplaced at the airport every day, but the airlines always try to get each piece back to its owner.
Smartphones are delivering the latest news from various sources to everyone’s fingertips, and one of the latest news alerts is that it might soon be against the law to simultaneously walk and look at our phones.
5. 當可以轉換成可數或不可數的名詞中，以不可數的形式呈現- drinking water
在可數名詞 (countable nouns) 與不可數名詞 (uncountable nouns) 中也有灰色地帶。有的名詞通常以單數的形式出現，可是在不同的狀況下，也可以變成複數來配合想要表達的意境。
I am a fan of Italian food.
Beer is high in calories.
Moderate amount of coffee is good for the cardiovascular system.
Fresh orange juice is loaded with Vitamin C.
Soda contains a lot of sugar.
Human beings cannot survive without fresh drinking water.
The new wine club is beautiful, and the service is friendly. The ones who don’t drink wine also enjoy spending an evening there.
Curly hair always comes back in fashion every few years.
Paper was a rare commodity in ancient civilizations.
Some of us took the stairs to the third floor because there wasn’t enough room in the elevator.
Young people always assume time will forever be on their side, because it seems impossible to grow old.
In ancient studies, ether, one of the five great elements, is the equivalent of the modern concept of space.
6. 當相同的名詞以「可數的形式」呈現- two waters
You can find many different kinds of foods in any shopping mall in Taiwan.
The two sisters had a few beers together on a Saturday night, and walked home together.
The manager bought enough coffees and teas from Starbucks for the employees who were working late to meet the deadline.
The smoothie is made of fresh juices, nonfat yogurt, and honey.
The teenager drinks six sodas a day, and his parents are concerned about his health.
The waiter brought two waters to the table with only one customer by mistake, and she asked him to leave her with both.
The customer who found two hairs in his spaghetti sent the dish back, and did not feel comfortable to order anything else.
During the last week of the semester, many students had multiple papers due on the same day, and no one cared about the scary headlines on the newspapers.
The hotel didn’t have three separate rooms available, so the three friends shared one a large suite.
The children told each other the same jokes many times, but they never stopped laughing.
The arrangement of living spaces is a modern art that many wish to master.
An embarrassment of pandas = 一隻尷尬的熊貓？超有趣動物「群量詞」整理！
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