2What are countable nouns? Countable nouns are individual objects,people, places, etc. which can be counted.A countable noun can be both singulara friend, a house, etc.or plural - a few apples, lots of trees, etc.
3Use the singular form of the verb with a singular countable noun: dog, cat, animal, man, personbottle, box, litrecoin, note, dollarcup, plate, forktable, chair, suitcase, bagCountable nouns can be singular or plural:My dog is playing.My dogs are hungry.
4Countable nouns have a plural form Singular: a caran eggplantthreePlural: some dollsmany
5Uncountable NounsUncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc that we cannot divide into separate elements. We cannot "count" them.For example, we cannot count "milk". We can count "bottles of milk" or "litres of milk", but we cannot count "milk" itself. Here are some more uncountable nouns:
7This news is very important. Your luggage looks heavy. We usually treat uncountable nouns as singular : We use a singular verb. For example:This news is very important.Your luggage looks heavy.You can count uncountable nouns if you use:A piece of… cheeseA bowl of… soupA cup of… teaA bottle of…wineA carton of…milkA bar of… chocolate
8Here are some of the most common containers / quantity expressions for these uncountable nouns: advice - a piece of advicebaggage - a piece of baggagebread - a slice of bread, a loaf of breadequipment - a piece of equipmentfurniture - a piece of furnituregarbage - a piece of garbageinformation - a piece of informationknowledge - a factluggage - a piece of luggage, a bag, a suitcasemoney - a note, a coinmusica – a song, a piecenews - a piece of newspasta - a plate of pasta, a serving of pastaresearch - a piece of research, a research projecttravel - a journey, a tripwork - a job, a position
9Here are some more common uncountable food types with their container / quantity expressions: liquids (water, beer, wine, etc.) - a glass, a bottle, a jug of water, etc. cheese - a slice, a chunk, a piece of cheese meat - a piece, a slice, a pound of meat butter - a bar of butter ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard - a bottle of, a tube of ketchup, etc.
11Identify the following objects as countable or uncountable. 1. Q: Information Q: Moneya) countable a) countableb) uncountable b) uncountable2. Q: Rules Q: Rice3. Q: Sheep Q: Bottles Of Winea) countable a) countable
12Put in order the countable and uncountable nouns cup, plate, fork, sugar, salt, bottle, cheese, coin, water, milk, box, litre, tea, coffee, suitcase, bag, ham, cake, dollar, animal, man, person, equipment, traffic, talent, web site, clothes, music, desert, land, nation, fish, pollution, food.
14Identify the following objects as countable or uncountable. 1. Q: Information Q: Moneya) countable a) countableb) uncountable b) uncountable2. Q: Rules Q: Rice3. Q: Sheep Q: Bottles Of Winea) countable a) countable
15Put in order the countable and uncountable nouns cupplateforkbottlecoinboxlitresuitcasebagdollaranimalmanpersonweb siteclothesdesertnationsugarsaltcheesewatermilkteacoffeehamcakeequipmenttraffictalentmusiclandfishpollutionfood