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3rd ESO Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns.

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1 3rd ESO 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 Uncountable nouns

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

8 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.

9 Uncountable nouns They have no plural and are preceded by: some, any
this / that (demonstrative adj) a little / much / a lot of, few, etc. (determiners of quantity) but never with the article a/an Would you like some tea? NEVER: Would you like a tea?

10 Uncountable nouns Are not preceded by the article the when we are talking in general sense. They use the when we refer to something specific The food in this shop is very expensive NEVER: The coffee is not good for you.

11 Quiz

12 I. Put the words on the correct place.
Onion Rice Chair Wine Butter Tree Bottle Salt Pencil Apple Juice Countable Uncountable

13 Quantifying expressions'

14 How much … ? / How many …? How much? is followed by uncountable nouns.
How many? is followed by plural countable nouns How much oil do you want? How many students are there in your class?

15 some/ any We use some in affirmative sentences and any in negative and interrogative sentences. Is there any milk? some and any can also be pronouns Have you got any bread? Yes, I’ve got some. / No, I haven’t got any.

16 much / many / a lot of Much: followed by uncountable nouns
There is much milk Many: followed by plural countable nouns. There are many apples on the table We use them in negative and interrogative sentences. Many is also used in affirmative s. A lot of / lots of: Used with uncountable nouns or plural countable nouns in affirmative sentences. They are also used in negative and interrogative sentences. There is a lot of water / There are lots of oranges

17 Quiz

18 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

19 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

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