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Countable and uncountable nouns

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Transcript of Countable and uncountable nouns

How can we recognize them?
Uncountable nouns
are things that are viewed as substances. We can't use numbers with them or a/an.


Quantifiers
We can use
quantifiers
to specify a quantity in uncountable nouns.
How much
How can we recognize them?
Countable nouns
are things that are viewed as separate units, can be singular or plural, can be used with numbers.
Examples
- There
are

three
lemon
s
in the tree.



- I have
two
pineapple
s.




- There
are

five
cucumber
s
in the fridge.



- I need
a
head of lettuce.




- She wants
five
tomato
es
for the pasta.
How many
We use
How many
to make questions for countable (plural) nouns.
Countable
Uncountable nouns
Practice
Complete exercises from your
student book
,
pages 104 and 105.
Countable and uncountable nouns
THANK YOU!


-
an
orange






-
four
orange
s
How many
orange
s
do you need to make fresh juice?

R=
I need
two kilos of
orange
s
.




How many
apple
s
do you eat in a day?
R=
I eat
an
apple everyday.





How many
egg
s
does she need to make an omelet?
R=
She needs
six
egg
s
.
- rice*




- bread




- meat




- water







- cheese




- fish*




- yogurth


* Viewed as prepared food.
- a bottle of...

- a kilo of...

- a cup of ...

- a can of...

- a bag of ...

- a spoon of ...

- a liter of ...

- a slice of ...

- a fillet of ...

- a piece of ...

- a bowl of ...

water

rice

coffee

fish

tea

oil

juice

bread

fish

bread

rice
We use
How much
to make questions for uncountable nouns.
How much
orange juice do you want?

R=
I want
a glass of
orange juice.




How much
rice do you want?
R=
I want
a bowl of
rice.





How much
bread does she eat in a day?
R=
She eats
two slices
of bread.
References

Johannsen, Kristin. (2010). WORLD ENGLISH: Intro B. Canada: HEINLE, CENGAGE Learning.

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