Countable and uncountable nouns
Many languages have classifiers that identify countable and uncountable nouns as belonging to a specific type or having a specific shape. Numerous abstract nouns are uncountable, but not all uncountable nouns are abstract.
1. I even have one orange in my hand, but there are six oranges within the fruit bowl. 2. there’s a cup on the table, but there are many cups within the cupboard. 3. we’ve one family car, but our neighbors have two or three
1. Water (we cannot say, water, or many glasses of water). 2. Fruit bun (we cannot say, one Fruit bun, or two pieces of Fruit bun). 3. Rice ( we cannot say, three rices, or many kinds of rice). When we quantify a noun or put them in a container, the noun remains uncountable.
If something (a noun) can be counted, it is later considered a countable noun.
Countable noun: describe the quantity it contains a singular or plural form and can be used with a number or a/an before it.
Countable noun examples:
1. Please fetch my Books from the Table.
2. A grapefruit juice jug is in the refrigerator.
3. Shop Toys near my house.
4) The police ran a check on the license plate and found out that the car had been stolen.
5) My friend went to open the trunk of the car and I helped the suitcase man wrap the luggage in a large plastic bag.
6) Nobody felt like eating, and even as well, because James had a cup of noodles and a box of tea.
If a noun cannot be counted, then it is considered to be an uncountable noun. If we are unable to put “one,” “a,” or “many” in stomach of a noun, subsequently we cannot insert it.
Uncountable Noun: describe such nouns they can not be counted, mass, liquid, emotions, ideas, wind.
Uncountable noun examples:
- My father loves to have Tea.
- Wafers are more crispy than biscuits.
- breakfast with bread is more light than any other stuff.
- Sunflower Oil for health.
- Information technology is currently doing much to vary our perceptions, and space technology holds out an opportunity for infinite exploration.
- In currency markets trading on Thursday, the rand was trading at 7.5 rands per American dollar.
7.The station also broadcasts a short weekly news bulletin in the Cornish language.
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