COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS MADE SIMPLE
Level: Beginner Reading Time: 6 minutes Category: Grammar
What are Nouns?
What are countable nouns?
- Animals – Cats, dogs, birds, gorillas etc
- Vehicles – Cars, trains, bikes, airplanes etc.
- Places – Parks, beaches, cities, train stations etc
- Items – Books, chairs, computers etc.
- Food – Apples, tomatoes, burgers etc.
- People – Brothers, sisters, friends etc.
What are singular nouns?
- train station etc.
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What are plural nouns?
What Are Regular Plural Nouns?
- train stations
What are same word plural nouns?
- One fish → Two fish
- One shrimp → Two shrimp
- One deer → Two deer
- One sheep → Two sheep
What are irregular plural nouns?
- Life → Lives
- Wife → Wives
- Leaf → Leaves
- Tomato → Tomatoes
- Potato → Potatoes
- Superhero → Superheroes
- Foot → Feet
- Tooth → Teeth
- Man → Men
- Mouse → Mice
- Child → Children
- Person → People
What are uncountable nouns?
- Ideas and experiences: advice, information, progress, news
- Substances/Materials: water, rice, gold, milk
- Weather nouns: weather, lightning, rain, snow
- Names for groups of things: furniture, equipment, rubbish, baggage
- glasses, and
Can You Count Uncountable nouns?
- piece of advice
- bit of rain
- litre of water
- bar of chocolate
- kilogram of rice
- bag of rubbish
Common Mistakes to avoid:
Is it countable, uncountable or both?
Uncountable Nouns pretending to be countable.
“Can I get a coffee with two sugars to go?”
Is salad countable or uncountable? 🥗 @ta1k_jp asked me this question last week.
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— Dan || DanSenSei English (@DanSenSei_) October 24, 2021
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