Parts of speech

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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable Nouns

Countable nouns are nouns that can be counted and thus have plurals.

Examples:

table / tables

chair / chairs

bed / beds

pen / pens

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable nouns are nouns that cannot be counted and thus have no plurals.

Certain materials, metals, foods, liquids, gases, powders, pastes, sports, feelings, subjects and diseases, etc. are considered to be uncountable nouns.

Category

Example

Metals

gold, silver, steel, copper, bronze

Materials

wool, plastic, leather, cotton

Food

sugar, beef, mutton, rice, butter, pasta, bread, cheese, chocolate, garlic

Liquids

water, milk, coffee, tea, oil, vinegar, rain, blood,

petrol

Cases

air, smoke, steam, fog, oxygen, hydrogen,

carbon

Powders

flour, salt

Feelings

love, hate, hope, greed, fear, anger, courage, happiness, laughter, sadness

Pastes

honey, jam, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise

Sports

hockey, cricket, badminton, football, golf, tennis

Subject

chemistry, physics, biology, history, geography, literature

Diseases

flu, chickenpox, cancer, pneumonia, typhoid, malaria

Miscellaneous

art, news, music, furniture, grass, snow, luggage, equipment garbage, luck, cash, education, electricity, information, mail, time, pollution, jewelry, hair

We use collective nouns to describe the quantities of uncountable nouns.

Examples:

  • I will have a slice of bread and two boiled eggs.
  • Will you please bring me a glass of water?
  • Jane has gone to the shop to get a bar of soap.
  • Please bring three bags of flour from the market.
  • My cat drinks two liters of milk every day.
  • countable uncountable foods
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