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What are nouns?


Nouns are words used to name people, animals, things, places and abstract ideas. For example: Peter Cat Trousers House Love

COUNTABLE NOUNS
Countable nouns are nouns that can be counted. For example, we can easily count a dog, a bottle, coins , cups and tables.

dog, cat, animal, man, person bottle, box, litre coin, note, dollar cup, plate, fork table, chair, suitcase, bag

Since we can count these nouns, they can be used in singular or in plural forms. For instance:

A bear

two bears

One apple

some apples

Singular and plurals

Quantifiers
Quantifiers are words used to show the quantity of nouns in a sentence. Here you can see some quantifiers that can be used with countable nouns. For example:
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(a) few many

- some - enough - (a) lot of

- (a) little - much

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
Nouns that can not be represented in the singular form or the plural form, such as water, air, coffee, tea are some examples of nouns that can only be represented in the singular form. Nouns that can not be represented by a number are called uncountable nouns. It is not possible to say I need 4 air, or 6 sugar.

Uncountable nouns are materials, concepts, information, etc. which are not individual objects and can not be counted. information, water, wood, cheese, etc. Uncountable nouns are always singular: There is some water in that pitcher. That is the equipment we use for the project.

To express the quantity of uncountable nouns we can use containers (bottles, bags, cups, spoons, etc.) or we can also use units of measurements (kilograms, pounds, etc.). ex. I need a bottle of olive oil. I would like two spoons of rice.

Quantifiers to uncountable nouns

To ask about (un)countable nouns

There is or there are???

Exercises

Online exercises
http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-countableuncountable-nouns.php http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/some-any/exercises http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/some-any/exercises?02 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises?02 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises?03 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises?04 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises?05 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/little-few/exercises http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/little-few/exercises?03 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/little-few/exercises?04 http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/little-few/exercises?05