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Countable And Uncountable Noun

To understand Countable and Uncountable Noun, we need to revise ‘Noun’. A Noun is anything that we see and use, as definition you can say any person, place, thing, feelings are called Noun.

Most of the Noun in English have in either Singular or in Plural form. For Example (One chair, Two Chairs, One student, many Students)

Countable and uncountable nouns exercises


Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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When you go to Kerala please buy a kilo of ..........for me.

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The ....... of this competition will go the the needy.

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It is ......... weather for going to the stadium.

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Sanya has long, smooth ............ that flows down her back.

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Could you give me some ........., Please?

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Countable And Uncountable Noun

But apart from singular and plural we can also distinguish things as countable and uncountable nouns. There are two forms of Nouns which is known as Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns. Let’s understand the topic.

Countable Nouns

As the name itself suggest, countable Nouns are those nouns that can be quantified in numbers or anyone can counts the number of object easily are measured in Countable Noun.

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Countable and uncountable nouns list

Some of the characteristics of countable nouns are, Countable Nouns can be quantified by numbers, Countable Nouns can be in singular and Plural forms, Countable Noun can use A, An, One, Hundred, Thousand before them to quantified.

Countable And Uncountable Noun

Countable and uncountable nouns examples with Rule

Countable Nouns can be Any Person, Plants, Insects, Objects, vehicles that can be count in numbers.

Ex: A boy, A tree, Three cars, Two eyes, Thousand students.

Countable Nouns can be of any object with a definite shape.

Ex: A balloon, An octopus, Two buildings, Two houses.

Countable Nouns can be any units of measurements.

Ex: A metre, A piece, An item, A litre

Countable Nouns can be used for words of Classification.

Ex: A Family, A country, A tribe, A continent

Countable Noun can be of Abstract Nouns.

Ex: A scheme, An idea, A plan

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns are those nouns which can not be count in numbers, Uncountable Nouns can be quantified just by some indicating words to the significant amount.

Significant Number can not be used for uncountable nouns to quantify. Like one sugar and three courage are incorrect.

Some of the characteristics of Uncountable Nouns are that Uncountable Nouns are quantified by an amount rather than a number, Uncountable noun has only singular form, uncountable nouns has no A, An, one before them.

Materials, food, metals and natural qualities are uncountable nouns.

Ex: Flour, jute, wood, lightness, childhood

Name of liquids, gases and substances which is made through small particles are uncountable nouns.

Ex: Oil, smoke, rice, sugar, salt, cement

Names of languages are uncountable nouns.

Ex: English, French, Hindi, Sanskrit, Chinese

Most Gerunds are Uncountable Nouns.

Ex: seeing, running, hearing

To measure or classify uncountable nouns, use ‘of’ after a measurement.

Ex: a foot of wood, A pound of sugar, a bar of chocolate, a piece of music

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