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Count and

7 Non-count Nouns;
Some and Any

Nutrition

Focus on Grammar 1
Part VI, Unit 18
By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells
Copyright 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
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to take
your
medicine.
Count Nouns 1
Count nouns refer to separate things.
It is easy to count them.

one apple
two hamburgers
three books
Count Nouns 2
To form the plural of most count nouns,
add s or -es.

one hamburger one sandwich


two hamburgers two sandwiches
Count Nouns 3

Use a or an before singular count nouns.

consonant sound consonant sound vowel sound

a salad a pizza an apple


Non-count Nouns 1
Non-count nouns refer to things that are
difficult to count.

rice ice cream coffee


Non-count Nouns 2
We use quantifiers to count non-count
nouns.

athree
teaspoon
a bowl
cupsofofrice
medicine
coffee

quantifier
quantifier
quantifier
Practice 1 Read the sentences below
and correct the mistakes.

Example:
The doctor says I cant eat two hamburger a day.
The doctor says I cant eat two hamburgers a day.

1.
1. II need
need to
to eat
eat aanorange
orangefor
forbreakfast.
breakfast.
2. I dont like to drink milks.
milk.
milk
3. My
3. My sister
sister eats
eats two
two bowl
bowlsofofcereal
cerealevery
everymorning.
morning.
coffee all
4. My brother has coffees allday.
day.
5. We never eat sandwiches
forfor breakfast.
breakfast.
Some
Use some (or nothing) with plural count
nouns and non-count nouns.

non-count noun

You can have (some) coffee


once a week.

And eat more fruit. Buy


(some) oranges.

plural count noun


Some and Any
Use some in affirmative statements and
any in negative statements and questions.

affirmative

You can have some fruit


every day.

But you cant have any sugar!

negative
Some and Any 2
Use some in affirmative statements and
any in negative statements and questions.

question
No, no. You
cant have any Can I have
chocolate! any
chocolate?

negative
Describe what you see (or do
Practice 2 not see). Use all the
quantifiers in the box.

Example: I see a farmers market.

a / an
some
any
bag bowl
box
Some and Any 3
Note: You can use some in a question
when you are offering something.

Sure! I love
Right.
chocolate! negative
offer
So, I cant have any
chocolate,
Do you want some right?
chocolate?
I have some in my jacket.
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