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Countables and uncountables

Nouns
A noun can be countable or uncountable.
Countable nouns can be "counted", they have a
singular and plural form .
For example:
A book, two books, three books .....
An apple, two apples, three apples ....
Uncountable nouns
cannot be counted,
they are not
separate objects.
They only have a
singular form. It
also means that they
do not take a/an or a
number in front of
them.
For example:
Water
Work
Information
Coffee
Sand
2. Put them into the correct column

COUNTABLE COUNTAB UNCOUNTAB


(SINGULAR) LE LE
(PLURAL)
a camera Some Some shampoo
An address magazines Some money
book Some photos Some chocolate
A passport Some tea
A mobile Some sun
phone cream
A sleeping bag
A toothbrush
A backpack
GRAMMAR SPOT
Countable and uncountable nouns

countables
_______________ noun can be singular or plural.
uncountables
_________________nouns can not be plural. We
use a or an before_______________
countables nouns. We use
uncountables
some before________________ nouns and plural
countables
________________nouns.

With countable nouns we often use a countable noun


like BOTTLE. Match these uncountable nouns to a
word below Example: a bottle of
shampoo
A packet of tea. A bar of A loaf of
chocolate bread
CORPUS SPOT
COUNTABLES AND UNCOUNTABLE
NOUNS
Correct these mistakes made by PET students

a. I have a lot of works to do at home tonight.


b. We can eat fishes and big plates of salad.
c. We came to set of traffic light.
d. Listening to English musics is good.
e. I have a lot of furnitures in my room.
f. My friend Noelia always gives me good
advices.
g. They travel to other country every year.
ANSWERS:
a. work b. fish c.lights d.music
e. furniture f. advice g. countries
GRAMMAR SPOT EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY

COUNTABLES: UNCOUNTABLE
• a lot of / lots of S:
• Any • A lot of / lots of
• Many • Any
• Few • Much
• Several • little
• A couple of

At the Airport, Joe meets the woman in the picture. He


emails his mum from his laptop. Circle the correct
words.
ANSWERS
a. Many b.much c.lots of d.several e. a few
f. a lot of g.a couple of h. much i. a little
1.PRONUNCIATION 3. WHICH ARE NOT STRESSED
a- a a. a
b. to
b- a / of c. some
c- to d. to
e. a
d- a / of f. a / of
e- to
f- some