Countable and uncountable nouns

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Countable and uncountable nouns

  1. 1. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS<br />
  2. 2. COUNTABLE NOUS<br />Countablenouns are thingswe can count, theyhave a singular and plural form:<br />A dogtwodogs<br />A penthreepens<br />
  3. 3. UncountableNouns<br />Uncountablenouns are thingswecan’tcount. Theyonlyappear in singular form.<br />Theyusuallyrefertosubstances, liquids, inmaterial concepts.<br />Water, wine, flour, sugar, salt,meat, sand, music, life, death..…..<br />
  4. 4. We can makeuncountablenounscountablebyusingpartitives : <br />milk, water, wine a bottle, a glass<br />coke a can of coke<br />bread a loaf of bread<br />coffee a cup of coffee<br />
  5. 5. countableoruncountable?<br /> The childrenare playing in the garden. I don't like milk.I prefer tea. Scientists say that the envirenment is threatened by pollution. My mother uses butterto prepare cakes. There are a lot of windows in our classroom. We need some glue to fix this vase. The waiters in this restaurant are very professional. My father drinks two big glasses of water every morning. The breadmy mother prepares is delicious. <br />
  6. 6. Thereis/ there are withcountablenouns (sg/pl)<br />Thereisa dog in thestreet(singular form)<br />There aretwodogs in thestreet(plural form)<br />Thereis a childplaying in theyard<br />There are threechildrenplaying in theyard<br />Thereis a verynicegirl in my classroom.<br />There are someverynicegirls in my classroom.<br />Thereis a flyonthewindow.<br />There are somefliesonthewindow.<br />
  7. 7. Thereiswithuncountablenouns<br />Withuncountablenouns, as they are invariable and alwaysappear in singular form, we use THERE IS<br />Thereissomesugar<br />Thereissomeflour<br />Thereissomewateronthefloor<br />Thereissomemoneyonthetable.<br />
  8. 8. Some / any<br />Someisused in affirmativesentences.<br />Anyisused in negative and interrogativesentences.<br />
  9. 9. Withcountablenounsonly in the plural .<br />There are somestudents in theclass<br />Therearen’tanystudents in theclass<br />Are thereanystudents in theclass?<br />Yes there are// No, therearen’t.<br />In the singular we use “a” : Thereis a student in theclass<br />
  10. 10. Withuncountablenous<br />Thereissomesugar in thecoffee.<br />Thereisn’tanysugar in thecoffee.<br />Isthereanysugar in thecoffee? <br />Yes thereis/No, thereisn’t.<br />Thereissomemoneyonthefloor.<br />Thereisn’tanymoney.<br />Isthereanymoneyonthefloor?<br />
  11. 11. EXERCISES : SOME/ANY<br />We need……………….. bananas. <br />You can't buy ………………….posters in this shop. <br />We haven't got ………………..oranges at the moment. <br />Peter has bought ……………..new books. <br />She always takes ……………………sugar with her coffee. <br />I have seen …………… nice postcards in this souvenir shop. <br />There aren't ………………… folders in my bag. <br />I have ……………………magazines for you. <br />There are ………………….apples on the table.<br />
  12. 12. A Complete using some/any/a/an:<br /> <br />1. There's  ………………..airport next to the city.<br />2. There are……………………  beautiful gardens, but there aren't ……………………. fountains.<br />3. There are ……………………. postcards on this table for you.<br />4. Are there ………………………  parents in that party?<br />5. There isn't …………….. shopping centre in this little town.<br />6. Is there …………………………  office near here?<br />7. There are  ………………..good books that you should read.<br />8. Is there …………………………. orange in the fridge?<br />9. Are there ………………………… chocolates in the kitchen?<br />10. There aren't  ………………………cookies left, sorry!<br />11. There's  …………….house next to the river. Some friends live there.<br />12. Are there ………………… armchairs in your house?<br />
  13. 13. HOW MUCH/HOW MANY?<br />HOW MUCH isusedforuncountablenouns.<br />Howmuchsugaristhere in thecupboard?<br />Howmuchmoneyisthere in my pocket?<br />Howmuchwateristhere in thefridge?<br />HOW MANY isusedforcountablenous.<br />Howmanybedrooms are there in yourhouse?<br />Howmanychildren do youhave?<br />Howmanydesks are there in theclass?<br />
  14. 14. Much / Many<br />CDsHowmanyCDs are there?<br />music<br />cups <br />juice<br />time <br />pencils<br />cheese<br />cornflakes<br />pizzas <br />lemonade<br />
  15. 15. Writemuchormany<br />There is too …………….water in the bath tub. <br />How ………………….brothers and sisters has Anne got? <br />I don't receive ……………………… letters nowadays. <br />How ………………………….rice do you eat per week? <br />I put too ……………………… salt in the soup. <br />How……………………………. people were at the party? <br />It doesn't make ………………………….sense. <br />There isn't………………….. traffic on the motorway. <br />My grandfather does not have……………. hair.<br />How ………………………………..plates do we need? <br />

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