Adults|Grammar|Elementary| 23. Countable / uncountable nouns

Countable and Uncountable nouns

Elementary

I have an apple and I have some cheese. What about you? Have you got any apples?

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Examples

  • Mike has a candy, some coins and some chewing gum in his pocket.
  • I haven’t got any time to play tennis today.
  • I have an idea but I still need some advice from you.

Forms

Countable nouns Uncountable nouns
We can count (say one/two/three + thing), they can be singular (1) or plural (2+).

A car → cars

My family has two cars.

We can’t count, they are always singular.

I drank a lot of milk today (not milks).

Money isn’t everything.


Some nouns can be countable and uncountable

We need to cook some chickens and bake some cakes.

VS

I’m hungry. I’ll eat some chicken (= part of a chicken) and some cake (= a piece of cake).


Usage

a/an some any
singular countable nouns

I don’t want an orange, I don’t like them.

plural countable nouns

Yesterday, Amy bought some books and some pencils for school.

negative sentences

There isn’t any rice in the cupboard.

uncountable nouns

Jessie uses some free time to listen to some music.

questions

Have you got any oranges?


NB:

I’ve got a job to do. (countable)

VS

I’ve got some work today.(uncountable)

Common mistakes

It’s raining — take a umbrella with you.

What advices can you give me?

✔️ It’s raining — take an umbrella with you.

✔️ What advice can you give me?

Choose the correct options

Choose the correct options

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Choose the correct options

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Type in ‘a’ or ‘some’

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Theory: Countable / uncountable nouns
  • Choose the right option
  • Choose the correct options
  • Correct the mistakes
  • Choose the correct options
  • Write a or some
  • Homework
  1. Introductory lessons|Welcome! Your Personal Track
  2. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|1. Present Tense. To be. Positive
  3. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|2. Present. To be. Negative
  4. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|3. Present Tense. To be. Questions
  5. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|4. Possessive Determiners
  6. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|5. Articles
  7. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|6. Present Simple. All Verbs. Positive
  8. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|7. Present Simple. All Verbs. Negative
  9. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|8. Present Simple. Questions
  10. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|9. Possessive's
  11. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|10. Telling the time
  12. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|11. Adverbs of frequency
  13. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|12. Can/can't
  14. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|13. Like doing
  15. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|14. Object pronouns
  16. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|15. Possessive pronouns
  17. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|16. Past Simple (To be)
  18. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|17. Past Simple: regular verbs
  19. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|18. Past Simple: irregular verbs
  20. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|19. There is/There are
  21. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|20. There was/There were
  22. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|21. Present Continuous
  23. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|22. Present Simple, Present Continuous
  24. Adults|Grammar|Elementary| 23. Countable / uncountable nouns
  25. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|24. Quantifiers
  26. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|25. Be going to (plans)
  27. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|26. Be going to (predictions)
  28. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|27. Comparative Adjectives
  29. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|28. Superlative Adjectives
  30. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|29. Adverbs
  31. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|30. Present Perfect
  32. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|31. Irregular Verbs
  33. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|32. Prepositions
  34. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|33. Am/is/are — questions
  35. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|34. I am doing
  36. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|35. Are you doing?
  37. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|36. I do/work/like etc.
  38. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|37. I don't...
  39. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|38. Do you...
  40. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|39. Am/is/are
  41. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|1. First Conditional
  42. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|2. Second Conditional
  43. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|3. First & Second Conditional
  44. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|7. Pr Perfect vs Past Simple
  45. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|8. Used to or Didn't use to
  46. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|9. To be + Past participle
  47. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|10. Defining Relative Clauses
  48. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|11. Past Simple
  49. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|12. Past Continuous
  50. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|13. Questions and Auxiliaries
  51. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|14. Conjunctions
  52. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|15. Going to