Lets look at countable nouns Singular (= one) a/an + noun a book an assignment a child one + noun one page Plural (= more than one) noun + s ideas books children two noun + s five pages
singular countable nouns a or an? Midoris eating ___ cookie and Rikas eating ___ apple. I have ___ idea, but you have ___ better one. It takes ___ hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma. Bridget wore ___ uniform to school, but she didnt have ___ umbrella. Rie goes to ___ local college, but Ayumi attends ___ university.
singular countable nouns a or an? Midoris eating a cookie and Rikas eating an apple. I have an idea, but you have a better one. It takes an hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma. Bridget wore a uniform to school, but she didnt have an umbrella. Rie goes to a local college, but Ayumi attends a university.
plural countable nouns You get three wish__ ! I love animal__! I have two dog__, three fish__, and four cat__. Chikas talking to two wom_n and three old m_n. Bridget has three child___ and Timothy has three niece___. Ayumi has attended two universit___.
plural countable nouns You get three wishes ! I love animals! I have two dogs, three fish, and four cats. Chikas talking to two women and three old men. Bridget has three children and Timothy has three nieces. Ayumi has attended two universities. Pronunciation? /z/ /s/ / I z/ voicedunvoiced /s z sh ch/
countable nouns Correct or incorrect? 1. There are four person in my family. 2. My dogs like to eat bone. 3. I want to have a two babys after I marry. 4. Johns been married twice; hes had two wife. 5. Good evening, lady and gentleman.
1. There are four persons in my family. 2. My dogs like to eat bones. 3. I want to have two babies after I marry. 4. Johns been married twice; hes had two wives. 5. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. countable nouns Check your answers.
Types of nouns Nouns Proper Nouns Pronouns Countable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Singular No plural
Uncountable nouns are … …nouns that cant be counted.
Uncountable nouns are … Liquid like tea and milk Material like wool and cotton
Useful material like chalk, paint, or wood,… Metal like gold and silver
Abstract ideas like information, power, education, knowledge, advice, and others!
uncountable nouns Singular -- YES but… Do not use a + uncountable noun an advice (advice is uncountable) Do not use one + uncountable noun one homework (homework is uncountable) Plural -- NO! advices homeworks
Lets check your homework. Countable or uncountable? advice apple bracelet bread butter chair cheese desk dollar field food fruit furniture information jewelry lake liquid meat milk money mountain necklace news oil orange pear pound ring scenery soup table water yen
apple bracelet chair desk dollar field lake mountain advice bread butter cheese food fruit furniture information jewelry CountableUncountable liquid meat milk money news oil scenery soup water necklace orange pear pound ring table yen
Put these nouns into groups. applebraceletchairdesk dollarfieldfruit furniture jewelrylake money mountain necklace orange pear ring scenery table yenpound _________ _______ _________ _______ fruit orange apple pear
Groups... fruit apple orange pear furniture chair desk table jewelry bracelet necklace ring money dollar yen pound scenery field lake mountain NOTE: Uncountable nouns are often groups. Countable nouns are members of the group.
Types of nouns Nouns Proper NounsPronounsCountable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Singular No plural
more than one uncountable noun Uncountable nouns are not plural, so how do we talk about more than one? Answer: Use a countable noun before the uncountable noun.
For example: WATER two drops of water two glasses of water seven bottles of water more than one uncountable noun