Countable & Uncountable  Noun

There are two types of noun in context of counting :- 

1)- Countable Noun

2)- Uncountable Noun

 

 

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MORE ABOUT COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

EXAMPLES OF COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Countable Noun

Nouns that can be counted are called countable noun. They can be singular or plural.We use a/an before singular countable noun and  numbers/some words before plural countable noun.

For Example :- 

Singular Countable Noun                          Plural Countable Noun

            a book                                                   five books/a few books/some books

      

            a bird                                                     two birds/a few birds/more birds

            a banana                                                 three banana/a dozen of banana

            an apple                                                  some apples/a few apples

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Uncountable Noun

Nouns that can not be counted are called uncountable noun. They are always inan be singular or plural.We use a/an before singular countable noun and  numbers/some words before plural countable noun.

For Example :- 

1) Would you like to have tea or coffee ?

2) Do you like to have some chocolate ?

3) There is a lot of snow on the hills.

4) I would like to have a glass of milk.

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Uncountable noun can be paired with some words to make it countable. Here are some examples :-

For Example :- 

      Uncountable Noun                              Countable Noun

                 milk                                                             A glass of milk

      

              garbage                                                     two bags of garbage

               bread                                                         five pieces of bread

                sugar                                                         two cubes of sugar

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SOME MORE RULES

  Uncountable Noun                        Countable Noun

  Education is the key of success.                             My niece had a very expensive                                                                                     education in UK.

   Give me some juice.                                               There are some juices on the                                                                                        table.

   Time is precious.                                                     We had a great time at your                                                                                         place.

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Fill in the blanks with the correct options.

(a/an/some/few/how much/how many/lots of/much/many)

1)- Give me.......rice.

2)- There is ........cheese in this pizza.

3)- ............chocolates have you got?

4)- We spend ........ great time with our family friends.

5)- ........ sugar you take in tea?

6)- Do we need .......eggs for making cake.

7)- He ate..... apple in breakfast.

8)- There are......oranges on the table.

9)- There is not ...... butter in the refrigerator.

10)-I haven't had.....sandwich in morning breakfast.