Countable and uncountable nouns

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Countable and uncountable nouns

  1. 1.  Those nouns give name to things that we can count. They have singular and plural form. A tomato five tomatoes One carrot six carrots. One egg ten eggs
  2. 2.  These nouns name things that we can’t count, although we can weigh or measure them. They only have got singular form, never plural. milk three glasses of milk rice a packet of rice sugar two spoons of sugar honey a drop of honey bread a loaf of bread paper a piece of paper.
  3. 3.  Both mean in Spanish hay.  There is Singular  There is some bread in the bag  There are Plural  There are some apples in the fridge.
  4. 4.  Some: We use some with countable plural nouns and with uncountable nouns in affirmative sentences. There are some sweets on the table There is some water in the bottle.
  5. 5.  Any: We use any with plural countable nouns and uncountable nouns in negative or interrogative sentences. There isn’t any juice in my glass. There aren’t any onions in my plate. Is there any sugar for me? Are there any yoghurts left?
  6. 6.  a and an go with countable nouns in singular, never with uncountable nouns:  a fish.  a sausage.  a bottle.  a carrot.  a box.  an egg.  an apple.  an onion.  an orange.
  7. 7.  a lot of is used in affirmative sentences with countable nouns in plural and uncountable nouns. There are a lot of students in the playground. There is a lot of food in the tin.  much and many are used in negative and interrogative sentences, much with uncountable nouns and many with countable nouns. There aren’t many potatoes for me. Is there much cheese, please?
  8. 8.  This power point presentation is available for you at:  www.secondarytwobilingual.blogspot.com

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