reward vs award

1/ I strongly support the idea of having _______ uniform for the company.

A. not

B. the

C. a

D. an
=> what should be chosen and why not the others?
2/ The winner of the contest was given a(n) _____ for her excellent performance.

A. bonus

B. reward

C. fine

D. award
=> the answer for this is D, but why isn’t B right? what’s the difference between the two terms?

1: A, because the others are incorrect.
2: An award is a special prize such as the Oscar. It is usually connected to a contest or social event. A reward can be anything you get for making an effort.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Hi Torsten,

1/ for the first question, why are the other options incorrect? uniform can be a countable or uncountable noun, can’t it? and so I think C is right. Besides, A seems a bit awkward here. I suppose it will be better is we use:
I strongly support the idea of having no uniform for the company.
I strongly support the idea of not having uniform for the company.

I have never seen anyone using
I strongly support the idea of having not uniform for the company. :open_mouth:

Hi Nessie,

Sorry for my mistake, of course I meant answer C (having a uniform).[YSaerTTEW443543]

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