Countable and Uncountable Nouns


Countable and Uncountable Nouns 


1- Countable Nouns in English:

- Countable Nouns are individual objects,people,places ...Which can be counted .

- Nouns are considered content words meaning they provide the people, thing,ideas ....about which we speak .

- Noun are one of the eight parts of speech

- Examples :

👉 Books - Men - Pictures-Stations.

Countable noun can be both Singulara house - a friend .... 

or Plural : a few apples - lot of trees ... 

2- Uses Countable Nouns in English:

>>> We use the plural form of the verb with a singular countable noun 


- Examples :

👉 There is a book on the table.

👉 That student is excellent .


>>> We use the plural form of the verb with a countable noun in the plural :

👉 There are some students in the classroom .

A- Countable nouns :

1- We can count them :

👉 A boy - boys - a box - boxes.
👉 An orange - oranges - a party - parties .



👉 Tree Pens .

3- can be preceded by the following words or expressions with a count noun in the plural: 

👉 Some , any , many , a few

- Examples :

👉 I'd like some magazines
👉 Do you want any books?
👉 There are a few eggs in the fridge


4- We can ask "How Many"?

👉 How many books did you buy ?

3- Uncountable Nouns in English:


- Uncountable Nouns are materials ,information,concepts which are not individual object and can not counted .

👉 Water - Wood - Cheese - Information...

4- Uses Uncountable Nouns in English:

>>> Uncountable nouns are always singular 
Use the singular from of the verb with countable nouns .

- Examples :

👉 There is some water in that pitcher

👉 That is the equipment we use for the project .


B- Countable nouns :

1- We can not count them :

2- We can use Indefinite Articles (a/an)  
- Examples : 

👉 bread , cheese , sugar , milk , water, information , petrol , home work , news


3- They have got only singular forms 

4- May be preceded by the following words 

Some, any, much , a little, little , a great amount of ,

- a lot of , a piece of , a bit of


- Examples : 

- I'd like a piece of information.

- I'd like to drink some milk.

- There is a little sugar.

5- We can not ask "How Many" but we can ask "How Much" .

👉 How much money do you want?

1- Countable and Uncountable Nouns Exercises: 

Countable and Uncountable Nouns - Grammar Quiz

Decide whether these nouns are countable (C) or uncountable (U),then click the "Check" button to check your answers.

  1. There are a few apples in the fridge

  2. c
    u

  3. I have no money I need work

  4. c
    u

  5. Our house has seven rooms

  6. c
    u

  7. Have you got time for a coffee ?

  8. c
    u

  9. Do you want any books ?

  10. c
    u

  11. I prefer tea

  12. c
    u

  13. I'd like some magazines

  14. c
    u

  15. I don't like milk

  16. c
    u

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