Countables & uncountables

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Countables & uncountables

  1. 1. COUNTABLES & UNCOUNTABLES <br />
  2. 2. Noun naming things that we cannot count ( uncountable or mass nouns) have no indefinite article, and usually do plural. <br /> Such as : ink, water, wood etc.<br /> Noun naming things that we can count ( countable nouns) have indefinite article ( a, an, the) can be in form of singular or plural<br /> Such as : a pen, two pens, an apple, two apples etc.<br />
  3. 3. Put into the plural<br />A dog is an animal<br />A potato is a vegetable<br />A students is not always good.<br />A chair is made of wood.<br />A husband is a man.<br />A pencil is like a pen.<br />An eye is blue or brown.<br />A fish can swim.<br />A cow gives milk<br />An airport is a busy place.<br />A motorway is a fast road for a motor-car.<br />A garden has a tree.<br />We drink tea out of a cup.<br />
  4. 4. Put into singular<br />Horses are animals<br />Novels are the books.<br />Watches are small clocks <br />Tables are pieces of furniture.<br />Roses are beautiful flowers.<br />Frenchmen are Europeans.<br />Girls wear dresses.<br />There are always tables in dining-rooms.<br />Exercises not always easy for begginers.<br />Hungry boys eat large dinners.<br /> oranges are good to eat.<br />
  5. 5. Add a, an, or much ( for uncountable nouns) or nothing to add where necessary <br />…….table has four legs.<br />We can write on………paper or on…….blackboard.<br />……apple has ……sweet taste.<br />I need ………money to pay it.<br />The animals and plants need ………water.<br />This pen need …….ink.<br />My mother cooks ……rice every morning.<br />Julia has …….. beautiful dress.<br />I always eat …..orange every morning.<br />I have to throw up …..rubbish now.<br />
  6. 6. References<br />Living English Structure by W. Stannard Allen<br />

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