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Countable and uncountable nouns

COUNTABLE NOUNS
Whenever you use a countable noun you need to use an article A/AN.
You use A/AN or S when you talk about You use S when something is general or truth:
something specific:
Ex:
Ex:
1. Monkeys live in trees because they hate
1. Yesterday I saw a lion and an
lions and alligators.
alligator. They eat 10 monkeys.
2. I like apples. They are delicious (all the time)
2. I am going to eat an apple tomorrow
3. I sometimes see cats outside my house
3. I sometimes see a black cat outside
me house. It looks sad
Incorrect
Correct:
I always eat an apple (the same apple
I always eat apples
always)
I always read books
I always watch movies
I always buy carrots
Something people generally do
Doctors take care of patients
Teachers teach students
UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
Classification of things that cannot be counted
Gases:
Subjects: Small pieces: Ideas and feelings Liquids Materials:
Air
English
Sugar
Love
Water Plastic
Oxygen
science
Salt
Democracy
Milk
cotton
rice
sadness
Oil
Incorrect
I always eat an apple (the same apple
always)

Correct:
I always eat apples, I always read books
I always watch movies, I always buy carrots

Numbers:
1 English, 2 Englishes
1 sugar, 2 sugars

Numbers:
1 apple, 2 apples
1 pack of sugar, 2 packs of sugar
2 bottles of water 3 glasses of juice
Something people generally do
Doctors take care of patients
Teachers teach students

Write C for countable or U for uncountable


Time _____
Hair _____
Bread _____
Oil _____
Rice _____
Honey _____

Books _____
Chairs _____
Jam _____
cars_____
Tea _____
Carrots _____

Sugar _____
Meat _____
Friends _____
Salt _____
Games _____
Gas _____

Milk _____
Butter _____
Finger _____
Houses _____
Tomatoes ___
Water _____

Pens _____
Pencils _____
Apple _____
Cheese _____
Cream _____
Notebooks ____

In each sentence choose the best phrase:


1)
a)
2)
a)
3)
a)
4)
a)
5)
a)

I always drink ______________ in the morning


An orange juice
b) orange juice
c) the orange juice
I have ____________________ in my library
2 englishes books
b) the English book
c) 2 English books
Yesterday I went fishing and I caught _____________
Three fishes
b) Three fish
c) Three of fish
I am thirsty, I really need ________________
A glass of water
b) A water
C) two waters
I want to eat________________
A bread
b) Three breads
c) A piece of bread

6)
b)
7)
b)
8)
d)

I always eat ______________ every saturday


An apple
b) apples
c) the apples
I have two packs of __________________ on the shelve
sugar
b) the sugar
c) 2 sugars
Yesterday I went to the zoo and saw two _____________
monkeys
e) monkeies
f) monkey