Sun 29 Nov, 2015 08:05 am
Do you agree with my analysis?
-He couldn't spend the whole of next day answering email. (=email in general)
-He couldn't spend the whole of next day answering emails. (=emails as different entities)
I think the meaning is almost the same and the two can refer to the same situation, depending on how the writer/speaker views the thing. Do you agree?
I think more native speakers would use 'emails' than 'email'.
@Tes yeux noirs,
I am a native speaker. I use 'email' as a mass noun. It is the same as just plain 'mail'
I can't spend the whole day answering my mail.
I can't spend the whole day answering email.
Although on second thought, I would also say... "I got 50 emails today".
So I think the original post is correct.
Excellent answers. Thank you.