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  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
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  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
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  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
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  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
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  • What are countable nouns?

    Countable nouns definition

    Countable nouns as the name suggest are used for words that can be counted both in singular and plural form through the use of a determiner or a number before them. 

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    Countable nouns examples

    Singular Plural
    A computer Three computers
    A city Two cities
    An item Five items

    Countable nouns and determiners

    Countable nouns easily can be identified by the determiners placed before them. The most commonly used ones are "a" (before a noun with a consonant) and "an" (before a noun with a vowel). Sometimes you could also see the determiners "my", "the", "some".

    Examples:

    • I bought you an apple this morning. 
    • Would you like a suggestion?
    • This is my plan.

    What are uncountable nouns?

    Uncountable nouns definition

    Uncountable nouns are used for words that can't be counted through the use of numbers and generally seen as a whole. Their form is singular and the verb used with them in a sentence is singular as well.  

    Uncountable nouns are used with:

    • Abstract ideas
    • Natural phenomena
    • Qualities and feelings
    • Liquids
    • Gasses

    Uncountable nouns list

    Uncountable nouns

    Uncountable nouns

    Accomodation Luggage
    Advice Love
    Cheese Magic
    Food Milk
    Flour Money
    Furniture Music
    Genetics News
    Grammar Oil
    Hair Paper
    Help Production
    Homework Rice
    Information Rubbish
    Intelligence Sand
    Juice  Silence
    Justice Snow
    Knowledge  Sugar
    Laughter  Time
    Leisure  Traffic
    Luck Work

    Uncountable nouns and determiners

    For these nouns, we can't use a numerical value to identify them. Therefore numerical determiners and articles could help us for that. The most commonly used identifiers and expressions could be found on the table below. 

    A way of measuring Example
    A pinch of salt, sugar
    A cup of tea, brocoli
    A handful of almonds 
    A bag of flour, chips
    Some help, advice
    1 kg of sand, rice
    Great deal of luck, information
    A lot of  traffic, grammar
    A bit of  music, information

    Examples:

    • Is it okay if we play a bit of music?
    • We need a cup of flour for the recipe.
    • A handful of almonds contains approximately 160 calories.
    • I need some advice about my project.
    • You need to add a pinch of salt to the meal. 

    Nouns and pronouns

    We already mentioned some of the pronouns that could be used with nouns. In the following two tables we will present you with few examples for countable and uncountable nouns using pronouns to clear out any confusion and how they could be used with the two types of nouns.

    Countable noun + pronoun Example
    Some I bought some eggs.
    Any Do you have any apples?
    Many There aren't many cities as old as Plovdiv.
    Few There are a few chairs in the kitchen.

     

    Uncountable noun + pronoun Example
    Some Can you bring me some juice?
    Any Is there any sand in the garage?
    Much You don't have much luck, do you?
    Little I could use a little help with that couch.