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Countable uncountable

  1. 1. COUNTABLE NOUNS /UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS<br />
  2. 2. COUNTABLE<br />Add s to the singular noun to make the plural form<br />dog – dogs<br /> car – cars<br /> book – books<br />table – tables <br />
  3. 3. If a countable noun ends in ch, s, x, sh, o, add es to make the plural form:<br />bus – buses<br /> watch – watches<br /> potato – potatoes<br /> bush– bushes<br />
  4. 4. If a countable noun ends in a consonant + y, it changes toi an add es: <br /> baby – babies<br /> fly– flies<br />
  5. 5. If a countable noun ends in f or fe, you change the f to vand add sor es:<br /> thief – thieves<br /> leaf- leaves<br /> wife – wives<br /> knife – knives<br />
  6. 6. Some countable nouns have irregular forms:<br />man– men<br />woman – women<br />person – people<br />child – children <br />tooth– teeth<br />foot– feet<br />mouse – mice<br />louse – lice<br />ox – oxen<br />goose – geese<br />fish – fish <br />sheep – sheep <br />
  7. 7. Use a singular verbwith singular<br /> countable nouns.<br />The childis happy.<br />
  8. 8. Use a plural verbwith plural countable nouns.<br /> The childrenaren’t happy.<br />
  9. 9. Some nouns are always plural. You use a plural verb.<br />scissors, police, trousers, glasses, pyjamas, tights, pliers, jeans, shorts, clothes, outskirts, surroundings, pants, knickers, valuables<br />The policearecoming.<br /> My glassesneed cleaning.<br /> These jeansdon’t fit me.<br />
  10. 10. UNCOUNTABLE<br />Uncountable nouns are normally singular. They don’t have a plural form, so you can’t add s to the noun.<br />
  11. 11. Uncountable nouns refer to:<br />Materials / Substances<br /> air, water, milk, bread, butter, cheese, coffee, fruit, coffee, coal, ice, iron, steel<br />
  12. 12. Feelings<br />anger, happiness, joy, pride, respect, relief<br />Human Qualities<br />courage, cruelty, honesty, patience<br />Abstract Ideas<br />freedom, beauty, death, fun, luck<br />
  13. 13. Use a singular verbwith an uncountable noun.<br /> The wateris cold.<br />Apple juice is sweet.<br />Milktastes nice.<br />
  14. 14. Don’t use the articles a or an with uncountable nouns. <br /> I need aninformation.<br />I need information.<br />
  15. 15. noise, coffee,hair, time, exercise, glass<br />can be countable or uncountable but the meaning changes.<br />I’d like a coffee, please.<br /> We need coffee and sugar.<br /> Did you hear a noise?<br /> There’s too much noise. I can’t work.<br />
  16. 16. Uncountablenouns in English:<br />accommodation, advice, baggage, behaviour, damage, equipment, evidence, furniture, garbage, homework, information, knowledge, luggage, money, news, noise nonsense, music, petrol, pollution, progress, research, rubbish, spaghetti, travel, traffic, transport, weather, work.<br />
  17. 17. Some uncountable nouns end <br />in –s and look like plural count nouns<br />Subjects of study: maths, physics<br />Activities: athletics, gymnastics<br />Games: cards, darts<br />Illnesses: measles, mumps<br />

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