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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

B.
1. letter
A.
B.

?
?

2. honesty
A. ?
B.

3. English
A. ?
B.

count

8. baggage
A. ?

B.

non-count

B.

15. electricity
A. ?

count

non-count

count

non-count

count

B.

non-count

9. money
A.

count

B.

non-count

16. forest
A.

count

B.

non-count

B.

non-count

count

A.

count

non-count

B.

non-count

18. mail
A.

count

B.

non-count

19. coffee
A.

count

B.

non-count

non-count

count

10. hydrogen
A. ?

17. ink

non-count
B.

4. toothbrush
A. ?

count

11. dictionary
A. ?

count

non-count
B.

non-count

5. fish
A.
B.

?
?

count

12. furniture
A. ?

non-count
B.

6. vocabulary
A. ? count
B.
7. orange
A.

count

non-count

13. information
A. ? count

20. telephone
A. ?

count

non-count

count

B.

non-count

A.

count

B.

non-count

14. ice

Exercise 1: Choose the best answer from the following:


21. I went to the tourist office to get _____ information.
a. a few
b. a little
22. Kids today spend so _____ time on the internet!
a. much
b. many
23. He has a good job and makes a large _____ of
money.
a. amount
b. number
24. Hurry up! I don't have _____ time!
a. much
b. many
25. I only know _____ people in this city.
a. a little

b. a few
26. Mary always tells me that she wants to have _____
children.
a. much
b. many
27. There are _____ things that I want to say to you.
a. so many
b. so much
28. I would like _____ time to think about this.
a. a little
b. a few
29. I would like _____ hamburger.
a. some
b. A

Exercise 2:Use a singular or plural verb in the following


exercises. Remember uncountable nouns always take
singular verbs.

Exercise 3: Put either a, an or nothing in each of these


spaces:

Example: I like cheese. (like)


1. Milk .........................................healthy. (be)
2. Grape juice .................................good. (taste)
3. Grapes ....................................delicious. (be)
4. A grape .............................on the floor. (be)
5. Rome .................................(be) a beautiful city.
6. Monkeys.....................................bananas. (eat)
7. Sandwiches ........................................good. (be)
8. You ..............................great pizza. (make)
9. The pictures ...............................beautiful. (look)
10. English ................................interesting. (be)

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

It's ...................envelope.
They are ..............old tables.
John has .................new haircut.
It's ....................amazing film.
There is ................tree in my garden.
Joan and Mary are ...............very nice people.
You're ...................good student.
I want ..................apple.

Exercises on some / any


Exercise 1:Fill in the correct word (some or any).

Exercise 2:Fill in the correct word (some or any).

1. Sue went to the cinema with ..................of her friends!


2. Jane doesn't have .................friends.

1.

I need a hammer and .......................nails.

3. Have you got ......................brothers or sisters?

2.

He does not want ......................help.

4. Here is ......................food for the cat.

3.

There are ......................sheep in the garden.

5. I think you should put ...............flowers on the table.

4.

Do you know ....................famous people?

6. Could you check if there are ............calls on the answering


machine?

5.

They often invite ....................friends to their home.

6.

Do you have .....................idea what they are doing there?

7. I don't want .......................presents for my birthday.

7.

Charly doesn't have ...................................pets.

8. Did they have ..................news for you?

8.

My little brother already knows .......................words in English.

9. I'm hungry - I'll have .................sandwiches.

9.

My mum doesn't speak ..........................foreign languages.

10. There aren't ....................apples left.

10. I've got ....................................sweets for you.

Exercises on a little and a few


Exercise 3: Decide whether you have to use a little or a
few.

Exercise 4: Decide whether you have to use a little or a


few.

1.

Could I have ......................sugar for my tea, please?

2.

If you want to make pancakes, you need ........................eggs


and ............................flour.

1.

There will be .......................rain this week.

2.

...........................friends are coming over tonight.

3.

Have you got ..............minutes? I need to talk to you.

3.

I need ................................sleep.

4.

When I am on holiday, I always write .........................lines


home.

4.

Could you buy ............................bottles of water for me?

5.

My parents give me ...................pocket money every week.

5.

I have ......................headache.

6.

All we need is ............................luck.

6.

Jane has invited ...........................boys to her party.

7.

I would like to eat .................................biscuits now.

7.

There is still ............................work to do.

8.

There is still ...............................bread left.

8.

They sang ............................songs.

9.

My friend knows ..............................English poems.

9.

Would you like .............................more rice?

10. There are ..............................birthdays to celebrate this month.

Exercises on much and many


Exercise 5: Decide whether you have to use much or
many.

6.

How ..................................people were at the party?

7.

It doesn't make ........................................sense.

1.

Jane hasn't got .........................time.

8.

There wasn't ............................traffic on the motorway.

2.

Do you know ....................words in English?

9.

My grandfather does not have ........................hair, anymore.

3.

He didn't eat ...............................meat.

10. How ...............................plates do we need?

4.

There isn't .........................butter in the fridge.

5.

How ..............................eggs did the hens lay?

6.

Samantha has as .......................money as Bruce.

7.

How ..........................lessons do you have on Mondays?

1.

She has so ...................................friends!

8.

There was too ..........................noise in the streets.

2.

Too ............................cooks spoil the broth.

9.

I cannot see .......................stars in the sky tonight.

3.

Hurry up. I don't have so ..............................time.

4.

We went to a dairy yesterday. I had never seen so


...................cows before.

5.

It's also quite amazing how ...............milk these cows produce


every day.

6.

You have too ..................money. Won't you share it with me?

10. Do you have .....................friends abroad?

Exercise 6: Decide whether you have to use much or


many.

Exercise 7: Decide whether you have to use much or


many.

1.

There is too ...........................water in the bath tub.

7.

There are so ..............................poor people in the world.

2.

How ...............................brothers and sisters has Anne got?

8.

There are too ...........................children in the house.

3.

I don't receive ................................letters nowadays.

9.

My father doesn't drink ......................coffee.

4.

How .........................rice do you eat per week?

10. How ..................................of you have ever been to London?

5.

I put too .................................salt in the soup.

Exercise 2: SOME OR ANY?


1) Have you got .........................tomatoes?

11) We need .......................bananas.

2) There are ......................exercise books on the floor.

12) You can't buy .......................posters in this shop.

3) Did you get the ketchup? No, they hadn't


got..........................

13) We haven't got ...................oranges at the moment.

4) You should eat ............................fresh fruit.

15) She always takes ......................sugar with her coffee.

5) We had to wait for ...............minutes.


6) Is there ..............................lemonade left?

16) I have seen .......................nice postcards in this


souvenir shop.

7) They didn't sing ........................songs.

17) There aren't .......................folders in my bag.

8) Here are .......................cornflakes, but there isn't


.......................milk.

18) I have ...........................magazines for you.

9) I'm looking for .....................good music.

20) Pam does not have .........................pencils on her desk.

14) Peter has bought ........................new books.

19) There are .................................apples on the table.

10) There is no butter in the fridge. Let's go and


get........................

Exercise 3: MUCH OR MANY?


1. There's ....................rain .
2. Have you got ...................friends ?
3. Stop it ! It's too ...................for me !
4. I hope to have .........................presents for Christmas because I was nice this year !
5. No ! I don't dive into this water, it's too ............................cold !
6. Oh my bedroom is messy I have so .........................things !
7. How .....................does it cost ?
8. How ....................money do you have ?
9. How ..........................oranges did you buy?
10. How ....................orange juice did you buy ?
11. How ........................books did he write ?
12. How .....................people will be at your wedding ?
13. There's so .................love in your eyes !
14. There's too .....................noise in this room ! Hush ! The baby sleeps !
15. They have visited ....................................countries !

Exercise 4: a little or a few?


1. Could I have .........................more time?
2. He has ........................pencils in his bag.
3. There is ..........................cream in my coffee.
4. He has ...............................knowledge on the subject.
5. Could you put .................salt on this?
6. She has ............................really good friends.
7. There are ....................things I'd like to talk to you about.
8. Show here ...........................appreciation!
9. She wants a ring with .....................diamonds in it.
10. You need .....................patience to learn a language.
Exercise 5: much, many, a little or a few?
1. He isn't very popular. He has ............................friends
2. Ann is very busy these days. She has ..........................free time.
3. Did you take .......................photographs when you were on holidays?
4. I'm not very busy today. I haven't got .........................to do.
5. The museum was very crowded. There were too ............................people.
6. Most of the town is modern. There are .........................old buildings.
7. The weather has been very dry recently. We've had .............................rain.