LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 1C - GRAMMAR 1 (page 1)

COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

COUNTABLE
Most nouns are countable. That means we put an 's' on the end when there is more than one.

one chair
one book
one door
one computer
one dog
one movie

two chairs
two books
two doors
two computers
two dogs
two movies

UNCOUNTABLE
Uncountable nouns cannot take an 's'. We cannot count them. For example, we cannot have one spaghetti, two spaghettis.

Here is a list of some common uncountable nouns.

furniture
clothes
food
fruit
water
tea
coffee
milk
soup
bread
butter
flour
pollution
hair
sugar
rice
spaghetti
mail
money
rubbish
garbage

We can use count words for some uncountable nouns.

For example:

3 pieces of furniture / fruit / bread / hair

4 glasses of water / milk

7 cups of tea / coffee

2 bowls of soup / rice

8 spoons of sugar

       

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