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



    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'.

    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...

    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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