By: Dr. Shadia Y.

Banjar

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In English, we have count and noncount nouns:

Count Nouns

Noncount Nouns

chair student day song computer room

love money weather food fruit furniture

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Count Nouns
¡

Noncount Nouns
o

Singular
÷ book,

child children

¡

Plural
÷ books,

Not singular & not plural o This kind of nouns: Rice Knowledge Homework News

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book

books

=

3 books 2 boxes

box

boxes

=

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bought a chair. Sam bought three chairs. ž We bought some furniture.
XXXXXX

žI

We bought some furnitures. We bought a furniture.

INCORRECT

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INCORRECT

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Type COUNT NOUN

SINGULAR • a chair • one chair

PLURAL • Ø chairs • two chairs • some chairs • a lot of chairs • many chairs A count noun: 1. may be preceded by a/an in the singular. 2. takes a fial – /es i n n s the plural.

NONCOUNT NOUN

• Ø furniture • some furniture • a lot of furniture • much furniture

A noncount noun: 1. is not immediately preceded by a/an . 2. has no plural form, so does not take a fial – n s/-es.

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