“A lot of noise” vs. “a lot of noises”

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I learn English at this file, and I have a question. I have the sentence

"Jet engines make a lot of noise."

(Page 6)

Why is it a lot of noise instead of a lot of noises?

Please help with clear description.

toha

Posted 2016-05-12T02:17:15.070

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Answers

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A lot of noise means loud noise. One predominant type of noise, at high volume.

A lot of noises means many different sounds.

The jet airplane makes lots of noise. (Or The jet airplane makes a lot of noise.)

My 50 year old truck makes lots of noises. (The engine grumbles, the fan belt squeaks, the brakes screech, etc.)

Adam

Posted 2016-05-12T02:17:15.070

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