Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns

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					Countable Nouns and Uncountable Nouns
        In order to understand what a countable and uncountable noun is, we must first
understand what a noun is. A noun is a person, place, thing, idea, or emotion. If we look
further into nouns, we find other types of nouns such as common nouns, proper nouns,
countable nouns, and uncountable (non-count) nouns. Let’s look at the charts below.

Common Nouns = nouns that are generalized (pay close attention to person and place)

    Person               Place              Thing              Idea              Emotion
   A teacher          University            A cat             Courage             Love
                      Elementary
     A girl                                 A dog             Bravery               Hate
                        school
A police officer        A park             A door             Respect             Anger
   A mother           A country            A drink           Friendship         Depression

Proper Nouns = nouns that are specific (pay close attention to person and place)

    Person              Place              Thing               Idea              Emotion
    Ralph              Harvard            Whiskers            Courage             Love
                       Hailey’s
     Sally           Elementary              Otis             Bravery               Hate
                       School
     Rick             Betty Park           A door             Respect             Anger
     Alice           South Korea           A drink           Friendship         Depression

Count Nouns = nouns that can be counted

    Person               Place              Thing               Idea             Emotion
   A teacher          University            A cat
                      Elementary
     A girl                                 A dog
                        school
A police officer        A park             A door
   A mother           A country            A drink

Non-Count Nouns = nouns that cannot be counted

    Person              Place               Thing              Idea              Emotion
    Ralph              Harvard              Water             Courage             Love
                       Hailey’s
     Sally           Elementary              Milk             Bravery               Hate
                       School
     Rick             Betty Park            Juice             Respect             Anger
     Alice           South Korea            fruit            Friendship         Depression