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Count and Noncount Nouns

Definition:

Count Nouns are any nouns that you can count one by one.

You add an -s at the end of the word, to make a count noun, plural.

A count noun may have a/an in front of it.

Example:

Singular

1. a chair

2. a cup

3. a book

Example:

Plural

1. a few chairs

2. five cups

3. three books

Example Sentence:

1. I bought a few chairs.

2. He asked for five cups of soda.

3. I read three books at the library.

Noncount Nouns are nouns that you cannot count one by one.

You do not add an -s at the end of the word, to make a count noun, plural.

A count noun may not have a/an in front of it.

With Noncount Nouns use a little, some, too much, or a lot of.

Singular

1. water

2. milk

3. sugar

Plural

1. water

2. milk

3. sugar

Correct: Can I have some water?
Incorrect: Can I have a few water?

Correct: I want a little milk.
Incorrect: I want three milk.

Correct: Don't use too much sugar.
Incorrect: Don't use four sugar.

He has a lot of equipment.
 
Exercise
Is the highlighted word, a noncount or a count noun? The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.

1.
Can I have some coffee?
2.
I love your furniture.
3.
Do you have a pencil?
4.
I don't have any money.
5.
Drink lots of water.
6.
I love listening to CD's.
7.
There is too much oil on my pizza.
8.
Eat an apple instead of a cookie.
9.
Do you have a pair of scissors?
10.
They dug a huge hole.


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