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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #580: Countable or Uncountable?
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    Countable or Uncountable?


    COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

     

    I) What is a countable noun?

    a) It is a noun which is for things we can count.
    Examples of countable nouns: table, bag, school
    We can say: one table, two tables... one bag, two bags...



    b) It usually has a plural form:
    Examples: table > tables | bag > bags | school > schools

     

    II) What is an uncountable noun?
    a) It is a noun which is for things we cannot count.
    Examples of uncountable nouns:
    tea, sugar, water, air, rice.



    b) Uncountable nouns are
    often the names for abstract ideas or qualities.
    Examples: knowledge, beauty, anger, fear, love.

     

    c) They usually do not have a plural form. They are used with a singular verb.
    Examples: we cannot say 'sugars, angers, knowledges'.



    d)
    We cannot use a/an with these nouns. To express a quantity of one of these nouns, we use a word or expression like:
    some, a lot of, a piece of, a bit of, a great deal of...

    Examples:
    He gave me a great deal of advice before my interview.
    They've got a lot of furniture.





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    1. boat

    2. record

    3. money

    4. tree

    5. furniture

    6. evidence

    7. TV set

    8. happiness

    9. sadness

    10. safety

    11. bottle

    12. bread

    13. knowledge

    14. wall

    15. garden

    16. advice

    17. baggage

    18. information

    19. window

    20. music









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