Countable and uncountable nouns

Countable nouns are for things we can count using numbers.

Uncountable nouns are for the things that we cannot count with numbers.

Notes

Countable nouns are for things we can count using numbers. Uncountable nouns are for the things that we cannot count with numbers.

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Countable and uncountable nouns - Video

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"DAD WANTS TO BAKE A CHOCOLATE CAKE. I WANT TO HELP HIM.

HE NEEDS SOME FLOUR, TWO EGGS, SOME MILK AND COCOA!

YUMMY! I LOVE CHOCOLATE CAKES!"

Description of countable nouns

Countable nouns:

  • have a singular and a plural form
  • can be preceded by the indefinite article (a/an).

Examples:

  • She has three dogs.
  • I own a house.
  • I would like two books please.

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Description of uncountable nouns

Uncountable nouns:

  • are always singular (no S at the end)
  • want a 3rd person verb (is/has/wants)
  • never want the indefinite article (a/an).

Examples:

  • My hair is long.
  • Money is important.
  • The furniture of my bedroom is new.

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List of uncountable nouns

Here is a list of some uncountable nouns:

  • Advice
  • Applause
  • Baggage
  • Beauty
  • Business
  • Cash
  • Hair 
  • Homework
  • Housework
  • Information 
  • Jewellery
  • Lightning
  • Luggage
  • Money
  • News
  • Spaghetti
  • Thunder
  • Travel

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