The lesson of the newsletter
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...
He gave me a great deal of advice before my interview.
They've got a lot of furniture.
What have you understood?
Write the letter "C" in front of Countable nouns and the
letter "U" in front of Uncountable nouns.
The first one has been done for you:
_________ TV set
Here are the Uncountable nouns: water, money, furniture, evidence, happiness, advice, baggage, information, news