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Disease - countableor uncountable.

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    Posted by Andriy Bartkiv (U15454001) on Tuesday, 9th October 2012

    Hello everyone. I wonder if somebody could help me solve the following task. We've got two sentences: "There are many shopaholics nowadays. I think this is _disease too". My question is whether to consider the word "disease" countable and thus put an article subsequently or not. I'd very appreciate if somebody could give me a hand.

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    Posted by Robert (U2283314) on Tuesday, 9th October 2012

    Would this help?

    Addison's disease
    Alzheimer's disease
    Bang's disease
    Bright's disease
    Caisson disease
    Cat scratch disease
    Celiac disease
    Chagas' disease
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Coronary heart disease
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    Crohn's disease
    Cushing's disease
    Deficiency disease
    Dutch elm disease
    Fifth disease
    Foot-and-mouth disease
    Gaucher's disease
    Graves' disease
    Guinea worm disease
    Hansen's disease
    Hodgkin's disease
    Kawasaki disease
    Mad cow disease
    Meniere's disease
    Marek's disease

    etc, etc etc.

    The answer to the question is "a".

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