Countable and uncountable nouns, my presentation for english classesPresentation Transcript
Countable nouns are nouns which we can count. They have singular and plural forms. Example:Bristle- bristlesBeaver-beaversElk-elksDress- dressesApple- apples
They don’t have different plural forms.They don’t go with a, an, one, two and so on. They can be used alone or with some/any/much etc. These include:1)Many types of food.2)liquids.3)materials.4)Abstract nouns.And some other nouns.
Research, luggage, baggage, hair, weather, behaviour, ad vice, news, fun, accommodation, information, equipm ent, rubbish, furniture, crockery, cutlery, money, jewell ery, machinery and so on.
We can use a, an, one, two etc. with nouns such as coffee, tea etc. when we order something.Example:We’ll have two coffees, please.
A piece of cake etc. A carton of milk A glass/ bottle of water etc. A bowl of sugar A jar of jam etc. A bit of cheese A packet of rice etc. A drop of water/liquid A loaf/ slice of bread A lump of sugar A pot of honey/tea etc. A pile of rubbish/ wood etc. A cup of coffee/tea Some of the nouns above can A kilo of meat/ cheese be also used with plural countable nouns. ( a kilo of A bar of chocolate/soap lemons, a bowl of berries A tube of toothpaste ,etc.) A can of soda
Some nouns can be used as countable and uncountable, it depends on what you mean saying something.Examples:1) I’d like a glass of orange juice, please./ He took off his glasses and enjoyed the sun.2) I enjoy reading Sunday paper./ Could you give me a few pieces of paper? I want to write a letter.3) I found the most beautiful iron chair ever!/ Is this iron hot yet? I’m afraid of getting burned.
A couple of, several, (a) few/ many, a ( good/large/great) number of, both + countable nouns. (too) much, (a) little, a great/ good deal of, a small/ large amount/ quantity of + uncountable nouns. A lot of, lots of, (hardly) any, some, no, plenty of + countable AND uncountable nouns.
Singular Plural1) ( economics, Nouns such asmaths.) and so2) (gymnastics, athletics, etc.) on.3) ( billiards, darts, etc.)4) ( measles, mumps, etc.) E.g.: Her quite high.And the word “ ”.When we talk about Nouns which refer to objects which consist of two parts, such as: , etc.E.g.: Three thousand miles is thedistance from here to that country. and so on.Group nouns such as:and so on.