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Countable and Uncountable nouns

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Countable and Uncountable nouns

  1. 1. Jessica eats an apple every day. She loves apples.
  2. 2. Apple is a countable noun. We can count apples.
  3. 3. Countable nouns are nouns we can count. An apple, two apples, three apples...
  4. 4. They have a singular and a plural form. apple apples
  5. 5. We use a, an or a number before a countable noun. apple applesan three
  6. 6. With countable nouns we can use a singular verb or a plural verb. This apple is delicious. These apples are delicious.
  7. 7. Emily drinks milk every morning. She loves milk.
  8. 8. Milk is an uncountable noun. We cannot count milk.
  9. 9. Uncountable nouns are nouns we can’t count. We cannot say:"a milk” or “ ten milks”.
  10. 10. They have only a singular form. milk
  11. 11. We can’t use a, an or a number before an uncountable noun. milka
  12. 12. Uncountable nouns always use a singular verb. Milk is white.
  13. 13. To count or quantify an uncountable noun we use a unit of measurement - a measure word. two loaves of bread two slices of bread
  14. 14. We can measure sugar and other powders in kilograms. a kilogram of sugar
  15. 15. We can also measure sugar in packets. two packets of sugar
  16. 16. Other measure words you can use with uncountable nouns are: a piece of cake two teaspoons of sugar
  17. 17. Liquids and gases can also be made countable by counting the containers they are in or by using a unit of measure. a glass of water two bottles of juice
  18. 18. Sometimes an uncountable noun is used in plural form. I’ve already drunk two coffees this morning. = two cups of coffee The country produces hundreds of different cheeses. = different types of cheese.
  19. 19. This is usually connected to drink or materials. I’ve already drunk two coffees this morning. = two cups of coffee The country produces hundreds of different cheeses. = different types of cheese.
  20. 20. Uncountable nouns can be grouped as follows: 1. Powder or grains. rice salt flour sand cheese cake …
  21. 21. 2. Liquids and gases. soup tea coffee water smoke fog …
  22. 22. 3. Materials. wood steel gold paper wool cotton …
  23. 23. 4. Data and abstracts. love luck education intelligence information advice …
  24. 24. 5. Grouped ideas or concepts. fruit money food news luggage…
  25. 25. 6. Subjects. maths science English economics …
  26. 26. 7. Energy. heat cold light sunshine …
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