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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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Apple Meneses

Philippines

I have a lot of things to do this weekend. :))

07:21 PM Mar 09 2010 |

radiohead_aja

Indonesia

I heared some Information yesterday from my friend about my country lost much oil since 1990

please correct my sentences 

05:55 AM Feb 04 2010 |

EL-BASHEER

EL-BASHEER

Nigeria

please i need to learn more about this topic

03:06 PM Feb 02 2010 |

MMM2

MMM2

Indonesia

thanks for the lesson.

i have a question.

what about "paper", is it countable or not?

02:31 AM Dec 21 2009 |

just 4 me

just 4 me

Oman

Thank you,,,,,That is a good lesson.

07:09 PM Dec 13 2009 |

clever_girl00

Azerbaijan

i want to learn a lot about noun

03:11 PM Dec 03 2009 |

clever_girl00

Azerbaijan

hi

03:10 PM Dec 03 2009 |

ISAHU8210

Mexico

 thank you so much for this lesson

01:15 AM Nov 25 2009 |

303Kevin

303Kevin

China

thank you so much

12:28 PM Nov 24 2009 |

mr.polah

mr.polah

Indonesia

i have much money

11:01 AM Nov 18 2009 |