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- 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.
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