Countable Uncountable Nouns


Nouns are divided into two groups.

Countable Nouns

Countable nouns are also called count nouns.
Countable : The toys are in the box.

Some Countable Nouns:

idea
mistake
city
car
worker
teacher
star
sister
bear
bottle
room
coin

Examples:

He has got a lot of books.
There aren't many cars outside.

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable nouns are called mass nouns.
Uncountable : The water is cold.

Some Uncountable Nouns:

water
ice
juice
rice
sand
butter
information
science
hair
soap
time
money

Examples:

There is little meat in the kitchen.
We haven't got much time.
Adam loves science.
Ali doesn't like milk.

Quantifiers that are used with countable and uncountable nouns.

With Countable NounsWith Uncountable NounsBoth With Countable and Uncountable
many
a great number of
a large number of
a great many
(a)few
a number of
much
(a) little
a great deal of
a great amount of
some
any
a lot of
lots of
plenty of


Hints:

A few is more than few and a little is more than little.

He has little money. I have a little money(I have more money)
Tim has few friends. I have a few friends. (I have more friends)


Some terms used with uncountable nouns:

a cup of coffee
a box of tea
a loaf of bread
a piece of chalk
a slice of bread
a bottle of perfume
a dish of fresh fruit
a pound of cheese
a bar of soap
a can of coke
a head of lettuce
a tube of toothpaste
a kind of shaving cream
a jar of honey
two slices of bread
three pieces of chalk
three loaves of bread
two bottles of perfume
five boxes of tea
two cups of coffee
two dishes of fresh fruit
a few pounds of cheese
two bars of soap
two cans of coke
three heads of lettuce
five tubes of toothpaste
two kinds of shaving cream>
three jars of honey


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