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Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns

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1 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)
2. plural (bananas) Countable nouns are things we can count. So we can say ‘one banana’ ,‘two bananas’ etc.

5 Uncountable nouns

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

7 Uncountable nouns An uncountable noun has only one form. rice
Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.

8 Uncountable nouns Examples of uncountable nouns:  salad dressing
 lettuce  ham  water

9 Uncountable nouns 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 slice of cake a bowl of rice a drop of water a loaf of bread

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