Abuse power(s)

ShirleyLing

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chinese
Context: A politician, in office, seems to have done things to benefit himself.

Sentence: "He has abused his power(s)."

Is "power" countable or uncountable in this context?
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I'd treat this one as uncountable, Shirley Ling. It would be possible to use "powers" here, but I think "power" meaning "authority" or "influence" is usually singular:

    He abused his power.
     
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