I would not use it but I can imagine its use. I show one case below, but it is a very specific case and I don't think it has much broader application.Yes, that's why I specifically elected not to say, "No, 'trouble' is uncountable."
What difference would there be if you said:I would not use it but I can imagine its use. I show one case below, but it is a very specific case and I don't think it has much broader application.
Mike: I've got a lot of troubles. My first trouble is my wife. My second trouble is my daughter, who is too much like my wife. My third trouble is my mortgage which is too high because my wife insisted on living in a house we could not afford. I could go on forever...
Joe: So if you had to pick one trouble that was most troublesome, which would it be?
Mike: If I had to pick a trouble? It'd be my wife. She's the cause of all of the troubles.
OK. In that case it's too hard to understand. I gather that "a trouble" is almost never used. But it is used sometimes....For me, that would be odd to the point of meaningless. It needs 'a' or even better 'one' trouble.