Alphabets or letters?

The alphabet is a collection of letters, e.g. The English/Roman/Latin alphabet contains 26 letters.

Incorrect: “Marathi uses the Devanagari script and contains 52 alphabets.”

Correct: “The Marathi alphabet uses the Devanagari script and contains 52 letters.”

Here is a typical error, in this case made by one Aditi Phadnis in the Business Standard.

2alphabets

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