Nouns that can be countable      or uncountable      English Grammar    Compiled by Liia Ründal   Adviser: Peeter Linnamäe
Some nouns can be eithercountable or uncountable   COUNTABLE       Helen baked a cake for her        mother.       Ther...
Some nouns can be eithercountable or uncountable   UNCOUNTABLE       Have some cake.       I must wash my hair.       ...
The countable noun is specific, the    uncountable noun is more general   COUNTABLE                      UNCOUNTABLE    ...
Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings   COUNTABLE     He bought a paper.    (= A newspaper)...
Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings   COUNTABLE       Would you like a        glass of jui...
Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings   COUNTABLE       Have you got an        iron? (for cl...
Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings   COUNTABLE                    UNCOUNTABLE       Your...
Words for drink …   UNCOUNTABLE    (usually)      Coffee is more       expensive than tea.   COUNTABLE (when we    are ...
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Nouns that can_be_countable_or_uncountable

  1. 1. Nouns that can be countable or uncountable English Grammar Compiled by Liia Ründal Adviser: Peeter Linnamäe
  2. 2. Some nouns can be eithercountable or uncountable COUNTABLE  Helen baked a cake for her mother.  There’s a hair in my soup.  Someone threw a stone at me.  Jane’s peeling the potatoes.  She gave me a box of chocolates.
  3. 3. Some nouns can be eithercountable or uncountable UNCOUNTABLE  Have some cake.  I must wash my hair.  Is this house built of stone?  Would you like some potato?  I don’t eat chocolate
  4. 4. The countable noun is specific, the uncountable noun is more general COUNTABLE  UNCOUNTABLE  Rugby is a sport.  I don’t like sport.  That’s an old  Is Betty good at painting over there. painting?  He had an  Life isn’t always interesting life. easy.  We heard a loud  Your children make noise outside. so much noise.
  5. 5. Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings COUNTABLE  He bought a paper. (= A newspaper) UNCOUNTABLE  I need some paper to write on.
  6. 6. Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings COUNTABLE  Would you like a glass of juice. UNCOUNTABLE  You need to buy a piece of glass for the window.
  7. 7. Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings COUNTABLE  Have you got an iron? (for clothes) UNCOUNTABLE  This chair is made of iron.
  8. 8. Some nouns can be countable oruncountable with different meanings COUNTABLE  UNCOUNTABLE  Your room is a  There is no room for mess. you.  He switched all the  There’s more light lights on. by the window.  How many times  I haven’t got any Ann phone? time to lose.  He runs a small  He enjoys doing business. business.
  9. 9. Words for drink … UNCOUNTABLE (usually)  Coffee is more expensive than tea. COUNTABLE (when we are ordering or offering drinks)  Two coffees, please.
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention!

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