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Daisy is filming the chefs in action, and Mum is on her way home. Instructions As you watch the video, look at the examples of countable and uncountable nouns. They are in red in the subtitles. Then read the conversation below to learn more. Finally, do the grammar exercises to check you understand, and can use, countable and uncountable nouns correctly.
We can also use some with uncountable nouns. What are examples of countable nouns? OK, so for things you can count, like one pen, two pens … Why did you say a pen, not one pen?
Before words that start with a vowel sound, we use an, and before words that start with a consonant sound, we use a. So is one wrong? As in Would you like one drink? How many is some? It can be any number more than one. I got some new jeans at the weekend. You have to get permission from the head teacher. Do you want some cake? So, I can use some with uncountables too? Yes, we use some with both countables and uncountables. How do I know whether a noun is countable or uncountable? A dictionary will tell you.
Usually dictionaries use symbols [C] for countable and [U] for uncountable. Just a minute. You said cake was uncountable. I made a cake this morning. Yes, they are usually. I love coffee with hot milk. Yes, simple! A piece of cake! Check your grammar: picture matching - countable and uncountable nouns Check your grammar: gap fill - countable and uncountable nouns Check your grammar: multiple choice - countable and uncountable nouns Worksheets and downloads.
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Countable and uncountable nouns in English – Exercise 1