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COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS


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Countable Nouns
A Count Noun is a noun which can be modified by a numeral and occur in both singular and plural form, as well as co-occurring with quantificational determiners like every, each, several, most, etc. Countable nouns are individual objects, people, places, etc. which can be counted. Count nouns can be made plural, usually by adding -s or -es at the end. For example:

She saw seven cows in the garden


There is a cow in the garden. Every cow is an animal. That is the equipment we use for the project.

Examples
Usually count nouns People child/ren teacher/s student/s plumber/s lawyer/s psychologist/s historian/s economist/s biologist/s reporter/s dean/s coordinator/s researcher/s store/s mall/s park/s bar/s office/s school/s home/s station/s church/es deli/s cafeteria/s shop/s airport/s Places shoe/s car/s door/s house/s key/s letter/s chair/s box/es cow/s poster/s glass/es ball/s Things

Uncountable Nouns
An uncountable noun is a type of common noun that cannot be modified by a number without specifying a unit of measurement. In general, non-count nouns are considered to refer to indivisible wholes, they are not individual objects and can not be counted. Uncountable nouns are used to describe a quality, action, thing or substance that can be poured or measured. Non-Count nouns also refer to a whole category made up of different varieties or a whole group of things that is made up of many individual parts. Uncountable nouns are always singular. For example: There is some water in that pitcher. That is the equipment we use for the project.

Examples
Usually non-count nouns Things water stuff money advice proof equipment dust homework fun information ink luck Qualities dependability honesty loyalty sincerity integrity Actions walking/to walk typing/to type jumping/to jump thinking/to think swimming/to swim Fields of Study psychology history social work economics biology English anatomy philosophy religion theology

The "much" and "many" Rule Many is used with count nouns. For example: How many papers do you have to write? There were too many books required for that class. Much is used with non-count nouns. For example: How much homework did you have last night? I had to read so much literature for my English class. We use "a" with objects we can count the begin with a consonant Example: a book We use "some" with object we can not count Example: some milk

We use "an" with object we can count that begin with a vowel Example: an orange

You can use "some" and "any" with countable nouns. For example: Some dogs can be dangerous. I don't use any computers at work You only use "many" and "few" with plural countable nouns. For example: Many elephants have been hunted. There are few elephants in England. You can use "a lot of" and "no" with plural countable nouns. For example: No computers were bought last week.

A lot of computers were reported broken the week before.

EXERCISES
1. My cousin is very beautiful. She has green eyes and________ . a) long hair b) long hairs

c) a long hair
d) a long length of hair 2._________ have you got in the bank? Is it enough to buy a house? a) How many moneys b) How many money c) How much money d) How much moneys

3. On Saturday, my friend Paul went fishing and he caught__ ______ . a) three fish
b) three fishes c) three items of fish

d) three of fish
4. How many________ did the teacher give us today? He always gives us a lot to do. a) homework

b) homeworks
c) a lot of homework d) pieces of homework

5. Every morning before I come to school, I spend thirty minutes doing_______ .That's how I stay so slim. a) exercise
b) an exercise c) some exercises

d) some pieces of exercise

COUNTABLE OR UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS:


The children are playing in the garden. I don't like milk.

I prefer tea.
My mother uses butter to prepare cakes. There are a lot of windows in our classroom. We need some glue to fix this vase. My father drinks two big glasses of water every morning. The bread my mother prepares is delicious. I'd like some juice please! A rise in oil prices is inevitable since there is more and more world demand for energy. The exercises on this website are interesting.

Dehydrated babies must drink a lot of water.


I met some nice people when I was walking along the beach.