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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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