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Primary 3 English by Lam OI Yee 2003 Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns 4 Dr Catherine F Woo Memorial Sch.
Countable nouns e.g. I eat a banana every day. I like bananas. Banana is a countable noun.
4 A countable noun can be 1. singular (banana) or 4Countable nouns are things we can count. 4So we can say ‘one banana’,‘two bananas’ etc. Countable nouns 2. plural (bananas)
Countable nouns Examples of countable nouns singular plural apple apples pineapple pineapples papaya papayas strawberrystrawberries grape grapes
Countable nouns We add -es to most nouns in -o: tomatotomatoes potatopotatoes But we just add -s to: radioradios photophotos
Uncountable nouns e.g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice. Rice is an uncountable noun.
Uncountable nouns 4 An uncountable noun has only one form. (rice) 4Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. 4We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.
Uncountable nouns Examples of uncountable nouns: pet food garlic ham water milk
Is/are some Study the following table:
4 We use ‘is some’ when the noun is uncountable. (meat, cheese.) 4 We use ‘are some’ when the noun is plural countable.(papayas, pineapples.) Is/are some
Isn’t/aren’t any Study the following table:
4 We use ‘isn’t any’ when the noun is uncountable in negative sentences. (milk, coffee.) 4 We use ‘aren’t any’ when the noun is plural countable in negative sentneces.(onions, fish balls) Isn’t/aren’t any
Is there any/Are there any… Is there any coke? cheese? Yes, there is. are. Arebiscuits? apples? No, isn’t. aren’t.
I. Put the correct form of the given words into the spaces. 1.John is eating some __________(potato). 2.Is there any ___________ (water) in the jar? 3.Mother says, ‘Gogo, please give me some __________ (jam).’ 4.There are some _________ (rubbish bin) in the playground. 5.There aren’t any ______________(tomato) on the table. potatoes water jam rubbish bins tomatoes
II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”. 1.There is’nt________sugar in the coffee. 2.There are ___________ stars in the sky. 3.There aren’t ________ roses on the table. 4.Are there _________ eggs? 5.Is there ________ orange juice? 6.There is ________ pepper on the table. any some any some
4 Ask and answer the questions. 4 1.Is there any garlic? 4 No, there isn’t Are there any apples? 4 Yes, there are Are there any pears? 4 No, there aren’t Is there any pet food? 4 Yes, there is.