• Countable nouns are easy to recognize. They are things that we can count.• Countable can be divided into two types of noun there are singular and plural• For example: "pen". We can count pens. We can have one, two, three or more pens.
1. can be changed to plural formExample:There is a pen in the table (singular)There are two pens in the table (plural)
Example:There is a man in that roomI bought an umbrella last weekTheson of my teacher is lawyer
3. We can use many, several and some with plural countable nouns We can use some and any with countable and uncountable nouns Example: She doesn’t have many cars Ive got some dollars
4. If a countable noun is singular, the verb must be followed by s/es, is, was(tobe) Example: My teacher stands near the door
5. If a countable noun is plural, the verb is unfollowed by s/es but the verb should be followed are or were Example: Our books are on the table
Uncountable nouns can only be used insingular. These nouns cannot be usedwith a number. they cant be counted.For example, we cannot count "milk".We can count "bottles of milk" or "litresof milk", but we cannot count "milk"itself.
1. We usually treat uncountable nouns as singular Example: This news is very important
2. We do not use the indefinite article a/an with uncountable nouns We cannot say "an information" or "a music". But we can say a something of Example: A piece of news
3. We can use some and any with uncountable nouns Example: She want some water She need some money Anyone can do it She has not any money
4. Sometimes, the same noun canbe countable anduncountable, often with a change ofmeaning.some supposedly uncountablenouns can behave like countablenoun if we think of them as being incontainers, or one of several types.This is because ‘containers’ and‘types’ can be counted.
Example:There are two hairs in my coffee (countable noun)I dont have much hair (uncountable)Doctors recommend limiting consumption of two coffees a day (countable noun)
5. We can use much, a lot of, a great deal of or plenty of with uncountable noun. Example : have you much money ? There is a lot of water in this glass.