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noncountable nouns

  1. 1. Countable & Non Countable Nouns
  2. 2. Countable Nouns <ul><li>Nouns you can count </li></ul><ul><li>You can use a / an in front of them </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. a banana ; an apple </li></ul><ul><li>Nouns that have a plural form </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Three pancakes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Non Countable Nouns <ul><li>Nouns you can’t count </li></ul><ul><li>Normally, you can’t use a /an in front of them </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Milk is delicious. </li></ul><ul><li>Nouns that normally don’t have a plural form </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. I want more milk. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Countable or Non Countable ? <ul><li>Water – Coffee- Oranges – Cheese – Milk </li></ul><ul><li>Banana- Carrots- Oil- Onions- Sugar- Rice </li></ul><ul><li>Cereal- Grapes- Bread- Tea- Pear- Beans </li></ul><ul><li>Ice-Cream – Pancakes- Hamburger- Egg </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quantity Expressions <ul><li>To express quantity of Non Countable Nouns use these expressions </li></ul><ul><li>A slice- a piece- a loaf </li></ul><ul><li>A glass- a bottle – a carton- a can </li></ul><ul><li>A bar- a packet- a tube </li></ul><ul><li>A spoon- a pound </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Much & How Many ? <ul><li>Use How Many to ask about Countable nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Use How Much to ask about Non Countable nouns </li></ul>
  7. 7. EXAMPLES: <ul><li>How Many? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many oranges do we need? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many pancakes do you want? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many apples are there on the table? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many eggs do you want? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many pears are there in the cupboard? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Examples <ul><li>How Much? </li></ul><ul><li>How much milk do you need for the cake? </li></ul><ul><li>How much butter is there in the fridge? </li></ul><ul><li>How much cheese do you need to buy? </li></ul><ul><li>How much soda is left? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some & Any <ul><li>Affirmative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Some for affirmative sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I want some milk. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have some apples. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My mom cooked some rice for dinner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is some juice in the fridge. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Some & Any <ul><li>Negative and Interrogative </li></ul><ul><li>Use Any for negative and interrogative sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have any ice- cream. </li></ul><ul><li>There isn’t any coffee in the cup. </li></ul><ul><li>There aren’t any more sandwiches. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there any milk in the fridge? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any oranges? </li></ul>
  11. 11. EXERCISES <ul><li>Use some or any to complete the sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary cooked ________vegetables for dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have________ more cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>I need __________ milk for my cereal, please. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there ________ soda in the fridge? </li></ul><ul><li>We want _______ ice-cream for dessert. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there _________ oranges ? </li></ul><ul><li>We didn’t buy _________ oil this week. </li></ul>

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