Uncountable Nouns and Countable Nouns – What You NEED to Know

What are Uncountable Nouns?

Let’s make this as simple as possible. Uncountable nouns are nouns which we cannot count or divide into smaller numbers. For example, you cannot count the noun “Milk”. You can’t say 1 milk, or two milks.

Important: Everybody gets confused with this because you can say 2 glasses of milk, or 5 glasses of milk. REMEMBER, in this example, it is the noun “Glass” which is countable, not milk.

Here are some more Uncountable nouns: Food. Drink. Money. News. Rice. Luggage. Furniture. Travel.

What are Countable Nouns?

Countable Nouns are things that we can count. For example, we can say  “I need a chair” or “I need 2 chairs”. It is possible to count chairs. We can have one, two, three or more chairs.

Here are some more countable nouns: dog, cat, animal, man, person, bottle, box, litre, coin, note, dollar, cup, plate, fork, table, chair, suitcase, bag.

Remember: if you can say a number before the nouns, such as, 4 pens, it is countable. If you cannot, for example you can’t say I would like 4 moneys, then it is uncountable. Confusing, but very important!

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What are Uncountable Nouns? Let’s make this as simple as possible. Uncountable nouns are nouns which we cannot count or divide into smaller numbers....
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