Countable Nouns

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Countable Nouns

  1. 1. COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
  2. 2. COUNTABLE NOUNS <ul><li>We can count them: </li></ul><ul><li>one/two/ three + countable nouns </li></ul><ul><li>They can be singular or plural </li></ul><ul><li>a car four car s </li></ul>
  3. 3. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS <ul><li>Water/ salt /air / rice / money /music </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t say one/two /three + water </li></ul><ul><li>They only have singular </li></ul><ul><li>Rice Rices </li></ul><ul><li>We can’t use “a/an” + uncountable </li></ul><ul><li>A money A music </li></ul>
  4. 4. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS <ul><li>To make uncountables countable we use partitives: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>a glass / a bottle of water </li></ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul><ul><li>a bowl of rice </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>a cup of coffee </li></ul>
  5. 5. A/ AN & SOME <ul><li>A/ an + singular countable </li></ul><ul><li>I need a new car </li></ul><ul><li>Some + plural countable (affirmative) </li></ul><ul><li>I need some shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Some + uncountable (affirmative) </li></ul><ul><li>I need some money </li></ul>
  6. 6. ANY <ul><li>Any: negative & interrogative </li></ul><ul><li>Any + plural countable </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have any apples / Do you have any apples? </li></ul><ul><li>Any + uncountable </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have any money / Do you have any money? </li></ul>
  7. 7. DUAL NOUNS <ul><li>Some nouns are countable & uncountable </li></ul><ul><li>A cake (countable) </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of cake (some cake) </li></ul><ul><li>e </li></ul>
  8. 8. DUAL NOUNS <ul><li>A chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Some chicken </li></ul>

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