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1 Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns
Primary 3 English Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns

2 Countable nouns

3 Countable nouns e.g. I eat a banana every day. I like bananas.
“Banana” is a countable noun.

4 Countable nouns A countable noun can be 1. singular (banana) or
2. plural (bananas) Countable nouns are things we can count. So we can say ‘one banana’ ,‘two bananas’ etc.

5 Examples of countable nouns
singular plural  apple apples  pineapple pineapples  cucumber cucumbers  strawberry strawberries  grape grapes

6 Countable nouns We add -es to most nouns in -o: tomato tomatoes
potato potatoes But we just add -s to: radio radios photo photos

7 Uncountable nouns

8 Uncountable nouns e.g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice.
Rice is an uncountable noun.

9 Uncountable nouns Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count.
An uncountable noun has only one form. (rice) Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.

10 Examples of uncountable nouns:
 salad dressing  lettuce  ham  water  milk

11 The Use of 'is/are some' & 'isn't/aren't any'

12 Is/are some Study the following table:

13 Is/are some We use ‘is some’ when the noun is uncountable. (meat, cheese.) We use ‘are some’ when the countable noun is plural. (rulers, pencils.)

14 Isn’t/aren’t any Study the following table:

15 Isn’t/aren’t any We use ‘isn’t any’ when the noun is uncountable. (milk, coffee.) We use ‘aren’t any’ when the countable noun is plural. (dishes, watches)

16 Quiz

17 I. Put the correct form of the given words into the spaces.
potatoes 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 _________ (fish) in the river. 5.There aren’t any ______________(tomato) on the table. water jam fish tomatoes

18 II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”.
1.There is not ________sugar in the coffee. 2.There are ___________ stars in the sky. 3.There aren’t ________ roses on the table. 4.Father says, ‘Please give me ________ oil.’ 5.Is there ________ orange juice? 6.There is ________ paper on the desk. any some any some any some

19 Look! How many mark(s) do you get?
Well done! 4-7 You can do much better! 0-3 Work hard! Don’t give up!

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