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FOOD – COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

FOOD COUNTABLE / UNCOUNTABLE NOUS

COUNTABLE NOUS

• Nouns you can count

• you can use a / an in front of countable nouns.

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

• Nouns you can´t count

• Normally, you can´t use a / an in front of uncountable


nouns

• We can make uncountable nouns countable to


express quantity. We add a unit or a quantity with
“OF”

E.g. a bar of chocolate

HOW MUCH…? / HOW MANY…?

• How much + uncountable noun

E.g. How much ham?


• How many + countable noun

E.g.: How many rashers and sausages


QUANTIFIERS CONTAINERS AND QUANTITIES

A quantifier, as its name implies, expresses


quantity. Quantifiers can be a single word or a
phrase and are used with nouns. They can be used
with either a countable or an uncountable noun to
express amount or quantity.

• some + plural nouns or uncountable


singular forms. ( has an affirmative
meaning)
• any + plural nouns or uncountable
singular forms. ( is used with negative
sentences and questions.

• much + plural nouns


• ____ money ___

• a lot
• of____
+ uncountable
ponds ____ or plural nouns( is
more usual in affirmative sentences)
• ____ cup of tea ____
• ab) Use+a singular
little / an or some and write
uncountable C for
nouns a) Use a / an or some and write C for countable or
( hascountable or U for uncountable. U for uncountable.
• a ____sugar____
positive meaning)

• • +
a few ____ bar of
plurals chocolate____
( has a positive meaning.) water – bread – lemons – chocolate – sugar – tea –
milk – oranges- cheese – coffee – eggs
• ____ ice-cream ______
• no + zero quantity ( no = not any)
• ____rice ______

• ____ glass of water______


Countable Uncountable

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d) Choose the correct word / expression and complete


c) Ask questions using how much or how the sentences.
many
(eggs )
some – how much – how many – any
___________________________________?
• ______ sandwiches have you got?
(meat)
___________________________________?
• Is there _________ milk in the fridge?
(jam)
____________________________________? • ________ sugar do you need?

(water)
• can you see _________ fruit on the table?
__________________________________?

(flour) ___________________________________? • _________ friends have you got?

(tea) ____________________________________?
• flour / fridge / pantry • My mother has _______ chocolate for us.
(oranges)
e) Use the
Is words in the
there any flour in the fridge?- No there isn´t, but there is some in the pantry.
box and complete as the
example

• bar

• There is __________ high school in Florence.


• six-pack
• Orange juice / pantry / fridge
• • hasn´t
He tube got _ money.

•• • roll
_____________________________________? ________, ___________________________________.
Would you like some tea?
• head a carton of
•• Mark/ likes
Jam to read.
cupboard He has got __________ of books.
/ fridge? milk
• bottle
• It cost __________ money to travel round the world.
f) Fill
• in_____________________________________?
•thebunch
gaps using any, some , a lot of, ________,
much, many, or no.
___________________________________.

• I haven´t got V time to spend with you. I´m sorry.


• dozen
• Fruit / cupboard / fridge
• • slice
Mrs. Milles went to the supermarket to buy some butter but they didn´t have __________

• _____________________________________?
cup some cake too. Please, give me________,
• like ___________________________________.
• I´d __________

• Cheese / table
Mr. Smith wants/ fridge
to buy a new car, but he can´t because he doesn´t earn that __________.
Ask and answer questions as the example.