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.
|A computer||Three computers|
|A city||Two cities|
|An item||Five items|
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".
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:
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|
|1 kg of||sand, rice|
|Great deal of||luck, information|
|A lot of||traffic, grammar|
|A bit of||music, information|
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.|
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