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Count and Noncount Nouns

Count nouns are nouns you can count. They are individual units, and they can be cut into parts. Some examples of count nouns include tree, house, boy, girl, country, city, or idea.

Count nouns can be pluralized. We can have three trees, two girls, or many ideas. It is possible to use the articles a and an with count nouns, when there is only one of them. For example, "I met a cute boy today," or, "That's an interesting idea."

Noncount nouns are nouns that can’t be counted or broken into parts. These nouns cannot be pluralized. They have no plural form. Liquids such as coffee or water, concepts such as love or peace, and collective nouns such as furniture or luggage are all examples of noncount nouns.

Noncount nouns cannot be used with the articles a or an. To show the quantity of a noncount noun, we use expressions like some, much, less, a lot of, a little of, etc. For example, "I have a lot of furniture in my house," or, "This guidebook doesn't have much information about French culture."

Count and Noncount Nouns Grammar Quiz

  1. I've had so coffee today, I can't stop shaking.

  2. When we moved we packed up all of our except for the kitchen table.

  3. I don't care for it when women wear a lot of .

  4. They have two in their home.

  5. Did you hear the terrible storm with last night?

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Count and Noncount Nouns Lessons:

Hats!

Toy Story 3

Mellow Out - NBA star Carmelo Anthony

Back to Square One

Watchmen

Poetry

Adopting Pets

"Telephone" - Lady Gaga & Beyonce

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SheilaF

France

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09:13 PM Jul 06 2015 |

csnkk

Algeria

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05:20 AM May 31 2015 |

s3ogxp1

Cameroon

 Delivering a mother of the groom speech is extremely nerve-wracking particularly if you aren’t used to it. In order to maintain your cool, create small cards where you can write down the names of the important folks that you will be talking about. It is also where you should write down the important but frequently forgotten ideas that you want to incorporate in your speech. Just keep them quietly in your hands, and glance at them throughout your speech if you think that you’re forgetting something. Here’s more info on this topic

04:33 AM Apr 16 2015 |

sunny_ling88

China

My son is used to drink some milk before sleep, beacuse he eats a little of rice for dinner, I hope he eats some vegetables and fruits for good health.

02:15 AM Jun 06 2014 |

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SahilKhan

India

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07:22 AM Feb 10 2014 |

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United States

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laxmisingh

laxmisingh

India

good!

05:24 AM Mar 15 2013 |

Shiry

Shiry

Saudi Arabia

Great !


but the last one I answered : thunder & lightning !


Is it right ?


Cool 

12:29 PM Jul 27 2012 |

mavalo

Mozambique

At home i have got two dogs,so i want to take some money left to buy one cat.

05:58 AM Jun 27 2012 |

mercyjmaes

mercyjmaes

United States

hi

03:45 AM Jun 20 2012 |