Countable and uncountable nouns

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Countable and uncountable nouns

  1. 1. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
  2. 2. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS <ul><li>COUNTABLE NOUNS: </li></ul><ul><li>THOSE THAT CAN BE COUNTED . </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>CHAIR-CHAIR S </li></ul><ul><li>ORANGE-ORANGE S </li></ul>
  3. 3. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS <ul><li>UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS: </li></ul><ul><li>THOSE THAT CANNOT BE COUNTED. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>SUGAR, FRUIT, FLOUR, MONEY, </li></ul><ul><li>COFFEE, RICE, MILK, WATER, SALT </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOME <ul><li>IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE OR </li></ul><ul><li>UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE IS SOME MILK. </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ARE SOME RULERS. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANY <ul><li>IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE OR </li></ul><ul><li>UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES. </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE AREN’T ANY STUDENTS. </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ISN’T ANY SUGAR. </li></ul><ul><li>ARE THERE ANY PENCILS ON THE DESK? </li></ul><ul><li>IS THERE ANY MILK IN THE FRIDGE? </li></ul>
  6. 6. (NOT) MANY / (NOT) MUCH <ul><li>(NOT) MANY: </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE AREN’T MANY BOYS IN THE CLASS </li></ul><ul><li>ARE THERE MANY BOOKS ON THE SHELF? </li></ul><ul><li>(NOT) MUCH: </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS USED WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ISN’T MUCH FOOD IN THE FRIDGE </li></ul><ul><li>DO YOU GET MUCH RAIN IN SPAIN ? </li></ul><ul><li>(THE USE OF MUCH / MANY IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES IS MORE FORMAL. WE USE “A LOT (OF)” ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. (A) FEW/ (A) LITTLE <ul><li>(A) FEW: </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ARE A FEW BOYS IN THE CLASS </li></ul><ul><li>(A ) LITTLE: </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS USED WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE IS A LITTLE MILK IN THE GLASS </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(THE USE OF FEW / LITTLE WITHOUT “A” HAS A NEGATIVE MEANING. IT MEANS “NOT MANY / NOT MUCH”) </li></ul>
  8. 8. A LOT (OF) <ul><li>A LOT (OF) : </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES. </li></ul><ul><li>(IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES IT IS INFORMAL) </li></ul><ul><li>EXAMPLES: </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM </li></ul>
  9. 9. SUMMARY Countable Uncountable A / An (singular) Some(+) Any(- / ? ) A lot (of) (not) much (not) many (a) few (a) little

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