Content and contents 多義詞content

更新時間 2012年 10月 4日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間12:43


A Q&A of the Week programme about the use of the word 'content'.




"I'm confused with the word 'content'. I don't know when I should use the singular or the plural form. For example, 'a book has content at the beginning of the book' or 'a book has contents at the beginning of the book'. Which one is right?"


Does a book have contents or content?

This week's question asks how you should use the word 'content' and when you should use the singular or plural form.

Chris and Helen discuss how you can use the word as a noun or as an adjective.

They also explain about the difference in pronunciation with the different uses of the word.

If you have a question you'd like us to answer, just send it to

BBC © 2014 非本網站內容BBC概不負責