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COUNTABLE NOUNS AND

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS COUNTABLE NOUNS AND
UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
A. COUNTABLE NOUNS
A. COUNTABLE NOUNS
Countable nouns are for things we can
count using numbers. They have a Countable nouns are for things we can
singular and a plural form. count using numbers. They have a
singular and a plural form.
EXAMPLES:
EXAMPLES:
1. She has three dogs.
2. I own a house. 5. She has three dogs.
3. I would like two books please. 6. I own a house.
4. How many friends do you have? 7. I would like two books please.
8. How many friends do you have?
B. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
B. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
Uncountable nouns are for the things that
we cannot count with numbers. They may Uncountable nouns are for the things that
be the names for abstract ideas or qualities we cannot count with numbers. They may
or for physical objects that are too small or be the names for abstract ideas or qualities
too amorphous to be counted (liquids, or for physical objects that are too small or
powders, gases, etc.). Uncountable nouns too amorphous to be counted (liquids,
are used with a singular. powders, gases, etc.). Uncountable nouns
are used with a singular.
To express a quantity of an uncountable
noun, use a word or expression like some, To express a quantity of an uncountable
a lot of, much, or an exact measurement noun, use a word or expression like some,
like a cup of, a bag of, 1kg of, 1L of, a a lot of, much or an exact measurement
handful of. like a cup of, a bag of, 1kg of, 1L of, a
handful of.
EXAMPLES:
EXAMPLES:
1. Would you like some coffee?
2. There is only little water left in 1. Would you like some coffee?
his bottle. 2. There is only little water left in
3. I need a lot of margarine to cook. his bottle.
3. I need a lot of margarine to cook.

Jika ingin membentuk pengertian plural dari kata benda ini, maka yang dijamakkan
adalah takarannya.

4. My mother uses real butter in the 5. Countable and Uncountable Nouns Countable and Uncountable Nouns Exercises 1 Exercises 1 Is the underlined noun countable or Is the underlined noun countable or uncountable? uncountable? 1. a busy day of fun. I was feeling so stressed that I ate an entire box of cookies. 7. The children fell asleep quickly after 1. Michael can play several different musical instruments. police cars. 2. 8. Most pottery is made of clay. but Joey hates it. Most kids like milk. Michael can play several different 9. Be careful! The water is deep. 8. The parade included fire trucks and police cars. 3. 10. 6. We like the large bottles of mineral water. Most pottery is made of clay. cakes she bakes. We like the large bottles of mineral 4. My mother uses real butter in the cakes she bakes. How many politicians does it take to 6. The parade included fire trucks and 3. How many politicians does it take to pass a simple law? pass a simple law? 7. but Joey hates it. 2. 5. . Be careful! The water is deep. musical instruments. I was feeling so stressed that I ate an 10. water. Most kids like milk. The children fell asleep quickly after a busy day of fun. 9. entire box of cookies.

please. 9 – countable. So is one wrong? As in Would you like one drink? It sounds as if you're saying one (not two). so for things you can count. I'd like a blue pen. 3 – countable. OK. and before words that start with a consonant sound. How many is some? . well. So that's one coffee and two lemonades. we use an. Before words that start with a vowel sound. We can also use some with uncountable nouns. 4 – countable. some red chilli peppers. not one pen? We often use a/an before singular countable nouns. 5 – uncountable. We often use a/an with singular countable nouns and some with plurals. I've got a lemon. we use a. If you're offering someone a drink. What are examples of countable nouns? Here are a few: I've got a steak. 7 – uncountable. 8 – uncountable. 10 – countable me nouns in English are countable .we can use them in singular and plural forms.they only have one form. Some are uncountable . 6 – countable. like one pen. 2 – uncountable. two pens … Why did you say apen.Answers: 1 – countable. some potatoes… OK. you'd say Would you like a drink? But someone who works in a café might say. an apple … and some chicken breasts. So it's usually a or an for singular countable nouns and a number or somefor plurals.

(a whole cake – countable) Do you want some cake? (a piece of cake – uncountable) A box of chocolates. You said cake was uncountable. (dogs in general) Strawberries have a lot of vitamin C. I've got some garlic and some butter. I haven't got enough paper. Do you want some cake? So. I'm looking for information about early rock and roll. I made a cake this morning. (we don't know how many) Is some or a number always used with plurals? No. . Usually dictionaries use symbols [C] for countable and [U] for uncountable. (strawberries in general) What about uncountable nouns? These are nouns that don't have a plural form. I got some new jeans at the weekend. (a piece or pieces of chocolate from a bar of chocolate – uncountable) I thought coffee and lemonade were uncountable too. we use some with both countables and uncountables. How do I know whether a noun is countable or uncountable? A dictionary will tell you. but there's a difference in meaning. (a pair of new jeans) Some teachers left at the end of the year. (individual chocolates – countable) I'd like some chocolate too. they are usually. Yes. You have to get permission from the head teacher. What about I made a cake this morning? Yes that's correct. have a look at these examples I'm frightened of dogs. Just a minute. I can use some with uncountables too? Yes.It can be any number more than one.

I love coffee with hot milk. (a cup of coffee. It's a piece of cake! Yes. they're easy. countable) Wow. No. they're not really very difficult. OK. please. so it's more complicated than I thought. simple! A piece of cake! . (uncountable) Can you get some coffee? (uncountable) I'll have a coffee.

The exercises on this website are interesting. I bought three bottles of mineral water for our picnic. Some policemen are organizing road traffic to avoid any accidents. My mother uses butter to prepare cakes. We need some glue to fix this vase.The children are playing in the garden. My father drinks two big glasses of water every morning. The waiters in this restaurant are very professional. . I don't like milk. Scientists say that the environment is threatened by pollution. Successful candidates will join the camp later this year.

Cindy gives great advice. You seem to have a high level of intelligence. There is no electricity in this house. Good education is the best investment in Britain’s future . Your books are on the kitchen table. They gave me some information about courses and scholarships. I think we’ll need five bags of cement for the patio. I need to find information about Pulitzer Prize winners.There are at least twenty Italian restaurants in Little Italy. How many candles are on that birthday cake? You have several paintings to study in art appreciation class. There's sand in my shoes. I couldn't see anything because there was no light. I broke a glass yesterday. There’s a big brown dog running around the neighborhood.