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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

  1. 1. LET´S COUNT Luis Roberto Ortiz Guerrero ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  2. 2. WHAT IS A NOUN? A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. Whatever exists, we assume, can be named, and that name is a noun. EXAMPLES: lamp, dog, México, milk, money, love, etc.
  3. 3. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  4. 4. COUNTABLE NOUNS Countable nouns are all the things that we can count, for example, a pen. We can have one, two, three, or more pens. EXAMPLE: dog, box, bottle, litter, dollar, cup, table, etc. Countable nouns can be singular or plural EXAMPLE: My dog is playing. / My dogs are eating.
  5. 5. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc. that we cannot divide into separate elements. We are not able to "count" them. EXAMPLE: milk, money, electricity, information, music, love, etc. We usually treat uncountable nouns as singular. We use a singular verb. EXAMPLE: This news is very important. / Your luggage looks heavy. WE CAN´T SAY THAT THERE ARE THREE WATERS
  6. 6. Expressions of quantity A bottle of … A glass of … A cup of … A can of … A bowl of … A slice of … ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  7. 7. Countable and Uncountable nouns ■ Countable nouns  are all the things that we can count, for example, a pen. We can have one, two, three, or more pens. ■ Uncountable nouns  are substances, concepts, etc. that we cannot divide into separate elements. We are not able to "count" them ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  8. 8. SOME // ANY ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  9. 9. SOME We use some with uncountable and plural countable nouns, in AFFIRMATIVE sentences and OFFERS ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero We use any with uncountable and plural countable nouns, in NEGATIVE sentences and QUESTIONS
  10. 10. SOME ANY Uncountable and plural countable nouns Affirmative sentences and Offers Negative sentences and Questions ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  11. 11. HOW MUCH/HOW MANY ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  12. 12. HOW MUCH We use How Much with UNCOUNTABLE nouns to ask about the quantity of something ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero HOW MANY We use How Many with plural COUNTABLE nouns to ask about the number of something.
  13. 13. WOULD LIKE ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero
  14. 14. SPEAKING Do you eat breakfast every day?Why or why not? Do you like to eat junk food?Why? Do you think fast food, soda and sweets should be sold in school cafeterias? What foods do you hate? What foods do you love? Do you think an expensive restaurant is synonym of good quality food? ® Luis RobertoOrtizGuerrero

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