Countable and uncountable nouns

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Countable and uncountable nouns

  1. 2. <ul><li>A noun can be countable or uncountable. Countable nouns can be &quot;counted&quot;, they have a singular and plural form . </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>A book, two books, three books ..... </li></ul><ul><li>An apple, two apples, three apples .... </li></ul><ul><li>Uncountable nouns cannot be counted. This means they have only a singular form. It also means that they do not take a/an before them. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Wine </li></ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul>
  2. 3. Countable nouns are things you can count. For example:      three pear s     one pear               two pear s
  3. 4. Countable Nouns <ul><li>Things that we can count </li></ul><ul><li>dog, cat, animal, man, person </li></ul><ul><li>bottle, box, litre </li></ul><ul><li>coin, note, dollar </li></ul><ul><li>cup, plate, fork </li></ul><ul><li>table, chair, suitcase, bag </li></ul>
  4. 5. Countable Nouns: Can be used in Singular and Plural. For example: Singular                Plural A hat                hats  An apple             apples
  5. 6. Uncountable Nouns <ul><li>Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc that we cannot divide into separate elements. We cannot &quot;count&quot; them. </li></ul><ul><li>we cannot count &quot;milk&quot;. We can count &quot;bottles of milk&quot; or &quot;litres of milk&quot;, but we cannot count &quot;milk&quot; itself. </li></ul><ul><li>music, art, love, happiness </li></ul><ul><li>advice, information, news </li></ul><ul><li>furniture, luggage </li></ul><ul><li>rice, sugar, butter, water </li></ul><ul><li>electricity, gas, power </li></ul><ul><li>money, currency </li></ul>
  6. 7. Uncountable nouns are things you see as a whole, things you can not count. Uncountable nouns has only one form. For example: water jelly chicken 
  7. 8. <ul><li>NOTE: money is considered as an uncountable noun. Example: I don´t have money. </li></ul><ul><li>Susan has much money. </li></ul>

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