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1 Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns
Dr Catherine F Woo Memorial Sch. Primary 3 English Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns by Lam OI Yee 2003

2 Chapter 7 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  papaya papayas  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 Chapter 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:
pet food  garlic  ham  water  milk

11 The Use of 'is/are some' & 'isn't/aren't any'
Chapter 7 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 noun is plural countable.(papayas, pineapples.)

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 in negative sentences. (milk, coffee.) We use ‘aren’t any’ when the noun is plural countable in negative sentneces.(onions, fish balls)

16 Is there any/Are there any…
there any coke? cheese? Yes, there is. are. Are biscuits? apples? No, isn’t. aren’t.

17 Chapter 7 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 _________ (rubbish bin) in the playground. 5.There aren’t any ______________(tomato) on the table. water jam rubbish bins tomatoes

19 II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”.
1.There is’nt________sugar in the coffee. 2.There are ___________ stars in the sky. 3.There aren’t ________ roses on the table. 4.Are there _________ eggs? 5.Is there ________ orange juice? 6.There is ________ pepper on the table. any some any any any some

20 Ask and answer the questions.
1.Is there any garlic? No, there isn’t. 2. Are there any apples? Yes, there are. 3. Are there any pears? No, there aren’t. 4. Is there any pet food? Yes, there is.

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