COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

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Mgr. Lucia Jureňová
 When
the countable noun is Pl. we can use it
alone.
I want apples.
We can use some and any.
some - affirmative sentences
I have got some dollars.
any - negative sentences, question
sentences
I haven’t got any dollars.
Have you got any dollars?
 Countable
nouns are easy to
recognize. They
are things that we
can count. For
example car. We
can count cars. We
can have 1, 2, 3, 4
or more cars.
 Uncoutable
nouns
We can’t count
them. We can’t
divide into
separete
elements. For
example: We can’t
count milk, BUT
we can count
bottles of milk.
 Here
are some more countable nouns:
 Dog, cat, person, man…
 Cup, plate, fork, spoon….
 Bottle, box….
 Table, chair, bag…
 Pen, ruler, pencil, desk….
 Lamp, sofa, carpet…
 Countable
nouns can be Sg. or Pl..
 For example :
My apple is red.
My apples are red.
A window is clean.
The windows are clean.
 We
can use the article a/ an with countable
nouns:
A cat is an animal.
 When a countable noun is Sg, must use a
word like a/ the/ my/ this with it.
I want an apple.
This is nice skirt.
My brother is very polite.
We can use a few/ many with countable nouns:
I have got a few dollars.
I have got many friends.
People is countable. People is the plural of
person.
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When countable noun is Pl., we can use it alone.
I like apples.
We can use some/any with countable nouns in
plural.
 some - affirmative sentences
I have got some dollars.
 any - negative sentences, question sentences
I haven’t got any dollars.
Have you got any dollars?

We cannot count them.
For example we cannot count ‘milk’. We can
count bottles of milk, or boxes of milk, but
we cannot count ‘milk’ itself.
We don’t usually use article a/an with
uncountable nouns. But we can say a
something of:
a bottle of water
a piece of news
a bar of chocolate
a glass of milk…..
 We
can use some and any with uncountable
nouns.
 Some – affirmative sentences
 Any – question sentences, negative sentences
I have got some money.
I haven’t got any money.
 We can use a little and much with
uncountable nouns.
I have got a little money.
I haven’t got much money.
tomato
 carrot
 hot dog
 pancake
 apple
 orange
 cake
 pie
 burger…
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Countable nouns
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meat
juice
fruit
milk
sugar
coffee
salt
soup
tea
butter
cheese
honey
Uncountable nouns
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