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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Aleksandar Petrov

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Countable and
Uncountable nouns Can you think of examples? To make things harder, we can make uncountable nouns countable! which of them are countable, which uncountable and which can be both? Try with these! army audience committee
family flock gang government
media public regiment staff team
crew enemy herd company group Some nouns refer to groups of people, animals or things, and we can use them either as singular nouns or as plural nouns. Congratulations!
You should be able to use countable and uncountable nouns properly now Without a doubt, there are some things around us which can be counted and some which can't. What about these? hair pizza light room It's not that easy, right? Think of the differences between... a chicken some chicken & some works some work & some paper some papers & many times much time & some water a glass
of water 16 pieces
of furniture some furniture tennis a game
of tennis nationalism an act of
nationalism salt
trouble
wine
iron
knowledge
transport English (language)
health
information
traffic
coffee
luggage accommodation
advice
behavior
rice
chocolate
beer Some nouns are always singular, others are always plural To add to that... Nouns like are always
singular gymnastics, athletics
cards, darts, billiards
mumps, measles, rabies Economics is a very difficult subject.
Billiards is easier than pool or snooker. ex.: accommodations
bread
amends
tea
archives
cheese
bowels
jam
communications
soup congratulations
soap
contents
snow
stairs
cotton
wood
thanks
water
goods
information advice
knowledge
furniture
news
means
series
species
barracks
crossroads
gallows
headquarters ... and... Others like are always multiple pants
clothes
binoculars
jeans
forceps pajamas
police
shorts
glasses
scissors
mathematics trousers
tongs
shorts
tweezers
people ex.: These scissors are not cutting properly.
This pair of scissors is not cutting properly The government is very unpopular.
The government are always changing their minds.
The audience always enjoys the show.
The audience clapped their hands. ex.: Every morning before I come to school, I spend thirty minutes doing ________ . That's how I stay so slim.
A exercise B an exercise C some exercises D some pieces of exercise Are you ready to check what you've learned? Your sister is a great pianist. She played _______________________ at the party.
A a lovely music B some lovely musics C lovely musics D a lovely piece of music I don't like black coffee. I usually have it with ______________ .
A two sugar and one milk B many milk C two pieces of sugar D milk and sugar The recetionist at the front desk gave me two _____________________ .
A informations B information C pieces of information D lots of information My cousin is very beautiful. She has green eyes and _________ .
A long hair B long hairs C a long hair D a long length of hair I went shopping last weekend and I bought _____________________ .
A two clothes B two cloth C two clothings D two items of clothing ______________ have you got in the bank? Is it enough to buy a house?
A How many moneys B How many money C How much money D How much moneys On Saturday, my friend Paul went fishing and he caught __________ .
A three fish B three fishes C three items of fish D three of fish What would you like in your sandwich? - I'll have ____________ , lettuce and mayonaise.
A a chicken B some chicken C some chickens D an item of chicken Can I borrow ________________ from you? I've left mine at home and I want to write some notes.
A paper B a paper C a slice of paper D a piece of paper How many __________________ did the teacher give us today? He always gives us a lot to do.
A homework B homeworks C lots of homework D pieces of homework When I listened to the radio this morning, ____________ very bad. England are out of the World Cup.
A the new's B the new was C the news was D the news were
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