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Countable,uncountable

  1. 3. <ul><li>Countable nouns can be &quot;counted&quot;, they have a singular and plural form . </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>One banana -Three bananas </li></ul><ul><li>apple - apples </li></ul><ul><li>Cucumber -cucumbers </li></ul><ul><li>Radio - radios </li></ul>
  2. 4. THINGS AND ANIMALS PERSONS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PLACES THOUGHTS DOG-DOGS DESK-DESKS TEACHER-TEACHERS LEMON-LEMONS SHOP-SHOPS IDEA-IDEAS
  3. 5. <ul><li>Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. </li></ul><ul><li>An uncountable noun has only one form </li></ul><ul><li>We cannot say ‘one rice’ , ‘two rices’ , etc. </li></ul><ul><li>THEY HAVE ONLY OEN SINGULAR FORM </li></ul>
  4. 6. MATERIALS AND SUBSTANCES FEELINGS ACTIONS HUMAN QUALITIES ABSTRACT IDEAS AIR,WATER, SAND MILK, BREAD,BUTTER, CHEESE,COFFEE, IRON,STEEL ANGER, HAPPINES. JOY,PRIDE, RESPECT RELIEF RUNNING, SINGING, DRIVING COURAGE, HEALTHY HONESTY, PATIENCE FREEDOM, BEAUTY DEATH,FUN, LUCK
  5. 7. <ul><li>ACCOMODATION,ADVICE,BEHAVIOUR, </li></ul><ul><li>DAMMAGE,EQUIPMENT,EVIDENCE, </li></ul><ul><li>HOMEWORK,INFORMATION,MONEY, </li></ul><ul><li>KNOWLEDGE,NEWS, </li></ul><ul><li>NOISE,NONSENSE,MUSIC,PETROL,POLLUTION, </li></ul><ul><li>PROGRES,RESEARCH,TRAVEL,TRAFFIC, </li></ul><ul><li>TRANSPORT,WEATHER,LUGGAGE,BAGGAGE </li></ul>
  6. 8. A few and few, a little and little <ul><li>These expressions show the speaker's attitude towards the quantity he/she is referring to . </li></ul><ul><li>A few (for countable nouns) and a little (for uncountable nouns) describe the quantity in a positive way: </li></ul><ul><li>I've got a few friends&quot; (= maybe not many, but enough) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I've got a little money&quot; (= I've got enough to live on) </li></ul><ul><li>Few and little describe the quantity in a negative way : </li></ul><ul><li>Few people visited him in hospital (= he had almost no visitors) </li></ul><ul><li>He had little money (= almost no money ) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Some and Any Some and any are used with countable and uncountable nouns, to describe an indefinite or incomplete quantity Some is used in positive statements: He's got some books from the library . It is also used in questions where we are sure about the answer: Is there some fruit juice in the fridge? (= I think there is ) <ul><li>Some is used in situations where the question is not a request for information, but a method of making a request, encouraging or giving an invitation: </li></ul><ul><li>Could I have some books, please? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like some books? </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Any is used in questions and with not in negative statements: </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got any tea? </li></ul><ul><li>I do n't think we've got an y coffee left. </li></ul><ul><li>I do n't want any more cake. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any friends in London? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they got any children? </li></ul>
  9. 11. Only with uncountable nouns With uncountable and countable nouns Only with countable nouns How much? How much? or How many? How many? a little no/none a few a bit (of) not any a number (of) - some (any) several a great deal of a lot of a large number of a large amount of plenty of a great number of - lots of - + noun
  10. 15. <ul><li>WHICH WORDS CAN WE USE ONLY WITH:COUNTABLE NOUNS? UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS?OR WITH BOTH C AND U NOUNS? </li></ul><ul><li>TOO MANY </li></ul><ul><li>A LOT OF/LOTS </li></ul><ul><li>NOT MUCH </li></ul><ul><li>SOME </li></ul><ul><li>A LITTLE </li></ul><ul><li>A FEW </li></ul><ul><li>TOO MUCH </li></ul><ul><li>NOT ANY </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>CHOSE THE CORRECT ITEM. </li></ul><ul><li>A: HOW MUCH/MANY ORANGE JUICE IS THERE IN THE BOTTLE? </li></ul><ul><li>B: THERE’S ONLY A FEW/LITTLE. </li></ul><ul><li>A: HOW MUCH/MANY SUGAR DO YOU TAKE IN YOUR COFFEE? </li></ul><ul><li>B: JUST A LITTLE/A FEW. </li></ul><ul><li>A: HAS RED MEAT GOT MUCH/MANY PROTEIN? </li></ul><ul><li>B: YES, BUT TOO MANY/MUCH MEAT IS BAD FOR YOU. </li></ul><ul><li>A:THERE ISN’T SOME/ANY CAKE LEFT. </li></ul><ul><li>B: HOW ABOUT SOME/ANY BISCUITS? </li></ul><ul><li>A: WE DON’T HAVE ANY/FEW EGGS TO MAKE AN OMELETTE. </li></ul><ul><li>B: I’LL GO AND GET SOME/ANY. </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>FILL IN THE GAPS WITH: SOME, ANY, MUCH, MANY. </li></ul><ul><li>1.A: HOW ____ POTATOES HAVE WE GOT? </li></ul><ul><li>B: NOT ____. </li></ul><ul><li>2.A:THERE ARE ___CARROTS, BUT THERE AREN’T ___ ONIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>3.A: ARE THERE ___ APPLES? </li></ul><ul><li>B:YES, BUT NOT___. </li></ul><ul><li>4.A: IS THERE ___ MILK? </li></ul><ul><li>B:NO, THERE ISN’T___. </li></ul>
  13. 18. Which of the following words are countable(c), uncountable(u)? 1.milk____ 2.coffee____ 3.meat___ 4.cherry___ 5.salt____ 6.egg___ 7.rice____ 8.biscuit ____ 9.youghurt
  14. 19. <ul><li>CHOOSE THE CORRECT ITEM. </li></ul><ul><li>1.SALLY DOESN’T EAT MUCH/MANY SWEETS. </li></ul><ul><li>2.THERE ARE ONLY A FEW/A LITTLE APPLES LEFT. </li></ul><ul><li>3.WE HAVEN’T GOT SOME/ANY COFFEE. </li></ul><ul><li>4.MIKE EATS VERY LITLTE/FEW VEGETABLES. </li></ul><ul><li>5.CAN YOU GET SOME/ANY MILK/ PLEASE? </li></ul><ul><li>6.HOW MUCH/MANY MEAT DO YOU NEED? </li></ul>
  15. 21. Prepared by: Ingrida Capuni Orsida Sevo Malvina Marqeshi THANK YOU

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