English Review of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

    Beginner+ English - Level A2


    This unit offers a review of countable and uncountable (noncountable) nouns for learners who have previously learned about this grammar in a previous English course.


    English-countable / uncountable

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    English A2

    Review of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

    A noun can be countable or uncountable.

    Countable Nouns

    Countable nouns can be singular (=one) or Plural (= two or more)You can use “a/an” or “one” for singular countable nouns, and “two/three (etc.)” for plural countable nouns

    one apple, an apple (singular)  –  apples, two apples, three apples, etc (plural)
    one piece, a piece (singular) – pieces, two pieces, three pieces, etc (plural)
    one glass, a glass (singular) – glasses, two glasses, three glasses, etc. (plural)

    Uncountable Nouns

    You can’t say one/two/three (etc.) + uncountable noun, and you cannot use a/an + uncountable noun
    Uncountable nouns have only one form and is typically used with “some”, “a lot of”, “many”, or “much”.

    air (singular), some/a lot of/much air (plural)   (not “an air”, or “one air”, or “airs”)
    anger (singular), some/a lot of/much anger (plural)   (not “an anger”, or “one anger”, or “angers”)

    Examples of words that signify the quantity of a noun:

    A lot (of)
    A little (bit of)

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