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					COUNTABLE &
UNCOUNTABLE
   NOUNS
COUNTABLE NOUNS

• We can count them:
• one/two/ three + countable nouns


• They can be singular (1) or plural (2+)
• a car    four cars
UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS


 • Water/ salt /air / rice / money /music
 • You can’t say one/two /three + water
 • They only have singular
 • Rice, NOT Rices
 • We can’t use “a/an” + uncountable
 • NO A money NO A music
      A/ AN & SOME
• A/ an + singular countable
• I need a new car
• Some + plural countable (affirmative)
• I need some shoes
• Some + uncountable (affirmative)
• I need some money
UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
 • To make uncountables countable we
   use ¨partitives¨:
 • Water
 • a glass / a bottle of water
 • Rice
 • a bowl of rice
 • Coffee
 • a cup of coffee
               ANY
• Any: negative & interrogative
• Any + plural countable
• I don’t have any apples / Do you have
  any apples?
• Any + uncountable
• I don’t have any money / Do you have
  any money?
      DUAL NOUNS

• Some nouns are countable &
  uncountable
• A cake (countable)
• A piece of cake (some cake)


• e
     DUAL NOUNS


• A chicken
• Some chicken
   There is/There are
• There is a/one + singular countable
• There is a car.
• There are some + plural countable
• There are some books.
• There is some + uncountable
• There is some money in my wallet.
There is/There are (negative)

  • There isn’t a + singular countable
  • There isn’t a car. (NO any, NO one)
  • There aren’t ANY + plural countable
  • There aren’t any books.
  • There isn’t ANY + uncountable
  • There isn’t any money in my wallet.
There is/There are (questions)

   • Is there a + singular countable?
   • Is there a chair in the classroom?
   • Are there ANY + plural countable
   • Are there any books on the table?
   • Is there ANY + uncountable
   • Is there any money in your wallet?

				
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