Both Countable and Uncountable Iron This cupboard is too heavy, because it's made of iron, (iron = demir, uncountable) It's easier to get creases out with steam Irons, (irons = ütüler, countable) Glass There may be some glass on the floor, because the window got broken, (glass =cam, uncountable) We need some more glasses for the party, (glass = bardak, countable) Paper She wastes a lot of paper while writing compositions, (paper = kağıt,uncountable) We always buy two papers at the weekend, (two papers (newspapers) = iki gazete, countable)
A / An
Some / Any – Much/ Many – Few/Little
Few/ Little – A Few/A Little Few / A Few (Countable Nouns) I have a few close friends in Istanbul, and we have a very good time together. (birkaç tane ama yeterli) I have few friends in Istanbul, so I feel lonely from time to time. (very few/only a few friends - çok az arkadaş, yeterli değil) Little / A Little (Uncountable Nouns) We have a little milk. Let's make a pudding, (biraz süt, amacımız için yeterli) We have little milk. We can't make a pudding. (very little/only a little milk - çok az süt, amacımız için yeterli değil)
Exercise 1: Some of these sentences need a/an. Correct the sentences which are wrong. If the sentence is already correct, put “RIGHT”.
Exercise 2: Complete the sentences with one of the following words. Use a/an where necessary.
Exercise 3: Complete the sentences with one of the following words. Sometimes the word needs to be plural(s). Use a/an if necessary.
Answer Key – Exercise 1 3.A very nice restaurant 4.RIGHT 5.A toothbrush 6.A bank 7.An insurance company 8.RIGHT 9.RIGHT 10.A petrol station 11.A problem 12.An interview for a job 13.A necklace 14.A very good game