There is are/Count.vs. Uncountable / Plurals/ A,an-some-any

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There is are/Count.vs. Uncountable / Plurals/ A,an-some-any

  1. 1. Countable vs. Uncountable NounsNoun PluralsThere is There areA An Some Any
  2. 2. UNCOUNTABLE COUNTABLE NOUNSNOUNS CANNOT HAVE PLURALS:BE COUNTED: Some examples:Some examples: A cat - Three catsSugar, A tree – Six treesBread, A city – Two citiesMilk, A kiss – Some kissesNews, A woman – Some womenMoney, A foot – Two feetCheese,Water
  3. 3. REGULARS: Add: Regular Plurals: –s CarS, BookS, ShopS, dayS, -es (after s/ x/sh/ch/z) …. BoxES, WatchES, SandwichES -ies (after consonant AND: …TomatoES, PotatoES, +y) … City  CitIES, Baby  Babies - Sometimes the Leaf  Leaves , shelf  Endings F or /fe  ShelVesIRREGULARS: ves Life  Lives, half  halVes Common Irregular Plurals: Have NO rules. You Foot  Feet, Goose  Geese have to learn the Man  Men , Woman  plural forms. Women Child  Children Person  People M/Louse  M/ Lice Sheep  Sheep , Fish  Fish
  4. 4. There IS + Singular or Uncountable Noun:- There is a tree in the garden- There is some milk in my coffeeThere ARE + Plural Noun:- There are some cars in the garage- There are two boys in the classroom.Affirmative: There is… / There are…Negative: There isn’t… / There aren’t…Interrogative: Is there…? / Are there…?Short Answer: Yes, there is / No, there aren’t.
  5. 5. A/ AN + SINGULAR Nouns: A + Consonant There’s a book on my desk An+ Vowel & Mute There’s an apple on the consonants kitchen tableSOME in AFFIRMATIVE There’s some sugar in my + coffee. UNCOUNTABLE There are some biscuits for & PLURAL Nouns breakfast.ANY In the NEGATIVE & There isn’t any milk left. INTERROGATIVE Is there a free room? + UNCOUNTABLE & There aren’t any chips today. PLURAL Nouns Are there any students in class?
  6. 6. There’s an ambulance at the door.There are some children in the park.There isn’t any gas in the car!There aren’t any computers in thisclassroom.Is there a swimming pool in thegarden?Are there any fish in the pond?  Lots of Practice here
  7. 7. There’s an ambulance at the door.There are some children in the park.There isn’t any gas in the car!There aren’t any computers in thisclassroom.Is there a swimming pool in thegarden?Are there any fish in the pond?  Lots of Practice here

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