Presentation on theme: "Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns Countable nouns banana e.g. I eat a banana every day. bananas I like bananas. 4 “Banana” is a countable noun."— Presentation transcript:
Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns
Countable nouns banana e.g. I eat a banana every day. bananas I like bananas. 4 “Banana” is a countable noun.
A countable noun can be banana 1. singular (banana) Countable nouns are things we can count. So we can say ‘one banana’,‘two bananas’ etc. Countable nouns bananas 2. plural (bananas)
Uncountable nouns e.g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice. Rice is an uncountable noun.
Uncountable nouns An uncountable noun has only one form. Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc. rice
Uncountable nouns Examples of uncountable nouns: lettuce ham water salad dressing
You can not normally use a/an with uncountable nouns. We do not say ‘a rice’ or ‘a bread’. But you can often use a … of : a bowl of rice a drop of water a slice of cake a loaf of bread Uncountable nouns