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COUNT AND NON-COUNT NOUNS (A04)

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COUNT AND NON-COUNT NOUNS
car
rats
Canada
water
people
potatoes
Russell
Crowe
What are these?
- They are Nouns.
- Nouns are divided into two groups or categories: Proper Nouns and Common Nouns.
Go to the board and complete the categories with the nouns shown previously.
NOUNS
Proper Nouns Common Nouns
Rusell Crowe
Canada
-Particular Person, Places or things.
- Capital Letter.
car, people, water,
rats, potatoes
- Not particular person, places or things.
- Small Letter.
Common Nouns
Count Nouns Non-Count Nouns
Singular Plural
a car two cars
a person four people
a rat three rats
an eraser some erasers
it they
water - waters
gold - golds

For example:
- Gold is expensive.

- Gold costs a lot.
(sing. verb)
it + verb
Go over grammar note 3 (page 94) and read some examples of Non-Count Nouns.

Make up some sentences or questions using some of the nouns on the list.
Let me give you a piece of advice.
- Is this sentence ok?
- Yes, this sentence is ok.
- We can make
Non-Count Nouns

Countable
by adding some expressions. (Go to Appendix 6)
Let me give you a piece of advice.
- We can also use Non-Count Nouns with
a
/
an
or in the
Plural
form to mean kind / type / variety of... For example:
- Irish coffee is a totally new type of coffee.
- Are there many kinds of milk in the world?
- I´ll have three coffees
- I need some sugar to prepare the cake.
- I don't need any salt.
- We have enough corn.
-They want a lot of meat.
Is
NEWS
a Count or Non-Count Noun?
-
News
is a Non-Count Noun.
- There are some Irregular Non-Count Nouns. For example:
- news
- mathematics
- physics
- civics
- economics, etc.
- Some Count Nouns also have
Irregular Plurals.
For example:
Child - Childrens
Crisis - Crises
Mouse - Mice
Species - Species
Series - Series
Wife - Wives
Knife - Knives
Phenomenon - Phenomena
Person - People
People - Peoples (ethnic group)
Singular - Plural
(For more information go to Appendix 4)
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