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  • 1. Count and Non-Count Nouns In any sentence, each noun is either count or non count.
  • 2. Page 90 afternoon count expert count guest count program count question count health non-count name count
  • 3. Page 90 stuff non-count food non-count husband count kids count hamburgerscount
  • 4. Many nouns can be count or noncount, depending on the context of the sentence. He drinks four sodas a day. (count) He drinks a lot of soda! (noncount)
  • 5. Grammar problems about count and non-count nouns.
  • 6. Count nouns have singular and plural. Non-count nouns have no plural.
  • 7. We are studying English grammar. (non-count) Laney offers four grammar levels.
  • 8. We never us a/an with a nouncount noun. This because a = one. The teacher doesn’t have a book today. We have time to work on some extra stuff today.
  • 9. BUT I lived in Hong Kong for a short periods of time.
  • 10. BUT “Time” can be a count noun in a different context: I have taught this class at least ten times.
  • 11. Grammar with how much and how many: How much for a non-count noun. How many for a count noun.
  • 12. How many + plural for a count noun: How many students are in this class? How many times have you seen that movie?
  • 13. How much for a non-count noun: How much time do you spend on homework? How much money do you have?
  • 14. How many questions will there be on the final exam? How much gas does your car use? How much time do you have?
  • 15. The answers to these questions depend on count or non-count: How many questions will there be on the final exam? There will be 25 questions. There will be many questions There will be a lot of questions. There will be only a few questions. There will not be many questions. There will no questions There will not be any questions.
  • 16. The answers to these questions depend on count or non-count: How much money do you have in your wallet? I have six dollars. I have a lot of money. I have only a little money. I don’t have very much money. I have no money. I don’t have any money.
  • 17. The answers to these questions depend on count or non-count: How much money do you have in your wallet? I have six dollars. I have a lot of money. I have only a little money. I don’t have very much money. I have no money. I don’t have any money.
  • 18. BE CAREFUL! An “s” on the end of a word does not always mean a plural. Can you play tennis? (Tennis is a non-count noun. It has an “s” on the end, and this “s” is not a plural—it is just the way the word is spelled.)
  • 19. BE CAREFUL! Some count nouns have irregular plurals that do not end with “s”: foot/feet man/men woman/women child/children goose/geese mouse/mice