Count and Non count

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<ul><li> 1. Count Nouns Using A or An with Count Nouns What is a count noun? A count noun is a noun that we can count. It has a singular form and a plural form. If you have a singular count noun, use A or AN in front of the noun when it is general. EX: A book, A pen, A desk, AN apple, An orange, An umbrella, An elephant, A bicycle, A basketball.Since it is a single apple, and it has a vowel sound, we use AN beforeWe have more than one apple here. The plural form is apples.</li></ul> <p> 2. Count Noun ExamplesA buildingA leafBuildingsLeaves 3. Count Noun ExamplesA manMenThe singular count nouns are preceded by the appropriate use of A or An.A CarCars 4. Non-Count Nouns A non-count noun is a noun that we do not count. It does not have a plural form. We use quantifiers before non-count nouns: a bottle of milk, and if we have two or more, we say bottles of milk. Ex: fruit, some fruit; bread, a slice of bread; homework; a lot of homework; information, a little information, money, milk, juice, water, bread, hones ty, happiness Milk is a non-count noun. We do not count milk because milk does not have a singular or a plural form.If you have milk in a bottles, you must write a bottle, two bottles or three bottles depending on the number of bottles. 5. Noun Count Examples Money is a non-count because it has only ONE form. We cannot say moneys. This is wrong. What are quantifiers? A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity. Examples: We can use quantifiers to talk about money: One dollar, two dollars, three dollars, four dollars. One Ice cube, two ice cubes, three ice cubesONE Ice cube One is a quantifier.TWO Ice cubes </p>