Count and Non-Count Nouns
In any sentence, each noun is either
count or non count.
Page 90
afternoon count
expert count
guest count
program count
question count
health non-count
name count
Page 90
stuff non-count
food non-count
husband count
kids count
hamburgerscount
Many nouns can be count or noncount, depending on the context of
the sentence.
He drinks four sodas a day. (count)
He drin...
Grammar problems about count
and non-count nouns.
Count nouns have singular and
plural.

Non-count nouns have no plural.
We are studying English grammar.
(non-count)

Laney offers four grammar levels.
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 ...
BUT
I lived in Hong Kong for a short
periods of time.
BUT
“Time” can be a count noun in a
different context:

I have taught this class at least ten
times.
Grammar with how much and how
many:
How much for a non-count noun.
How many for a count noun.
How many + plural for a count
noun:

How many students are in this
class?
How many times have you seen
that movie?
How much for a non-count noun:
How much time do you spend on
homework?

How much money do you have?
How many questions will there be
on the final exam?
How much gas does your car use?
How much time do you have?
The answers to these questions depend on
count or non-count:
How many questions will there be on the
final exam?
There wil...
The answers to these questions depend on
count or non-count:
How much money do you have in your
wallet?
I have six dollars...
The answers to these questions depend on
count or non-count:
How much money do you have in your
wallet?
I have six dollars...
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. I...
BE CAREFUL!

Some count nouns have irregular plurals
that do not end with “s”:
foot/feet
man/men
woman/women
child/childre...
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Count and non count nouns

  1. 1. Count and Non-Count Nouns In any sentence, each noun is either count or non count.
  2. 2. Page 90 afternoon count expert count guest count program count question count health non-count name count
  3. 3. Page 90 stuff non-count food non-count husband count kids count hamburgerscount
  4. 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. 5. Grammar problems about count and non-count nouns.
  6. 6. Count nouns have singular and plural. Non-count nouns have no plural.
  7. 7. We are studying English grammar. (non-count) Laney offers four grammar levels.
  8. 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. 9. BUT I lived in Hong Kong for a short periods of time.
  10. 10. BUT “Time” can be a count noun in a different context: I have taught this class at least ten times.
  11. 11. Grammar with how much and how many: How much for a non-count noun. How many for a count noun.
  12. 12. How many + plural for a count noun: How many students are in this class? How many times have you seen that movie?
  13. 13. How much for a non-count noun: How much time do you spend on homework? How much money do you have?
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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