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
These nouns name things that we can’t
count, although we can weigh or measure
them. They only have got singular form,
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.
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.
Some: We use some with countable plural
nouns and with uncountable nouns in
There are some sweets on the table
There is some water in the bottle.
Any: We use any with plural countable nouns
and uncountable nouns in negative or
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?
a and an go with countable nouns in
singular, never with uncountable nouns:
a lot of is used in affirmative sentences with
countable nouns in plural and uncountable
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
There aren’t many potatoes for me.
Is there much cheese, please?
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