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<ul><li> 1. Countable and Uncountable Nouns</li></ul> <p> 2. Nouns are words that namepersons, places, things, and ideas.FREEDOM HAPPINESS Nouns are words that namepersons, places, things, and ideas. 3. Nouns can be proper or common. The White House A white house Tylenol paracetamol Proper nouns Common nouns 4. Some common nouns have easily identifiable boundaries;its easy to see where each item begins and ends. These are countable nouns. people pencils hospital room 5. Some nouns dont have such boundaries.To quantify them, we need to use some kind of measure. A cupof coffee A bowlof cereal A pieceof butter coffee cereal butter 6. Other nouns represent ideas,concepts which arent visible,cant be readily measurable, ormay be quantified in many different ways. honesty These are uncountable nouns . humanity happiness money medicine 7. Some nouns can be used as count nouns and as non-count. fish cake chicken 8. </p> <ul><li>When we are referring to the animal (fish or chicken), the noun iscountable . </li></ul> <ul><li>Ex: The man caught a bigfishlast Sunday. </li></ul> <ul><li>When we are referring to the food, the noun isuncountable . </li></ul> <ul><li>Ex: Thefishwe ate last night was really good. </li></ul> <p> 9. Someuncountablenounscan be used with acountablesense. </p> <ul><li>Timepasses very quickly. (uncountable) </li></ul> <ul><li>We always meet at a specifictime .(countable) </li></ul> <ul><li>Loveis a very powerful feeling. (uncountable) </li></ul> <ul><li>Of all myloves , my cat is the biggest. (countable) </li></ul> <ul><li>Many people drinkwine . (uncountable) </li></ul> <ul><li>I got a very nicewinefrom the market yesterday. (countable) </li></ul> <p> 10. Many times we use uncountable nouns as countable, but the meaning is clear from the context. </p> <ul><li>Can I have a coffee, please? </li></ul> <ul><li>( I meana cup ofcoffee.)</li></ul> <ul><li>Do you want a beer? </li></ul> <ul><li>(I meana bottle ofbeer) </li></ul>

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