grammar count and non count nouns
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CONTENTSNouns: Count and NoncountUsing A vs. AnUsing A/An vs. SomeMeasurements with Noncount NounsUsing Many, Much, A Few, a Little Using TheUsing (No Article) to Make GeneralizationsUsing Some and Any
NOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNT
*one bracelettwo braceletsthree braceletsNOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNT
*some jewelryone braceletthree braceletstwo braceletsNOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNT
* SINGULARPLURALa penone penCOUNT NOUNpensthree penssome pensa lot of pensSINGULAR:a + nounone + nounPLURAL:
noun + -sNOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNTA COUNT NOUN
* SINGULARPLURALjewelrysome jewelrya lot of jewelryNONCOUNTNOUN(no plural form)SINGULAR:No - aNo - one
NOUNS: COUNT AND NONCOUNTPLURAL:No plural form.A NONCOUNT NOUN
*We love to read books.countnoncountLets Practice??NOUN
*I am studying grammar.countnoncountLets Practice??NOUN
*Please pass the salt.countnoncountLets Practice??NOUN
*We need some chairs.countnoncountLets Practice??NOUN
*a braceletan earringUSING A vs. AN
*(a) A cow is an animal.USING A vs. AN Aansingular count nouns
*(b) I have an idea.(c) My friend has an old horse. USING A vs. AN anwords that begin with vowels
*(d) I have an ugly dog.
(e) I have a useful idea.
USING A vs. AN /uh/ vowel sound /yu/ sound
*(f) Give me an honest answer.
(g) Today is a hot day.
USING A vs. AN /h/ soundsilent /h/, vowel sound
*I lost ___earring.anLets Practicea an
*That is ___ ugly bug.anLets Practicea an
*He is __ happy child.aLets Practicea an
*Lets go in __ hour.anLets Practicea an
*a braceletsome braceletsUSING A/AN vs. SOME
* singular count nouns plural count nouns noncount nouns(a) I have a book. She has an umbrella.
(b) We have some apples. You have some soccer balls.
(c) I got some mail. He has some information. USING A/AN vs. SOME
*She has _____ hat on her head.aLets Practicesingular count nouna an some
*She has _____ nice hats.someLets Practiceplural count nouna an some
*I need _____ water to wash my hands.someLets Practicenoncount nouna an some
*a head of lettucea loaf of breadMEASUREMENT WITH NONCOUNT NOUNS
* an unspecified quantity a specified quantity(a) Id like some juice. (b) Id like a glass of juice.
(c) Id like a cup of tea.
(d) Id like a piece of fruit.
MEASUREMENTS WITH NONCOUNT NOUNS
*What would you like to drink?MEASUREMENTS WITH NONCOUNT NOUNSId like some water, please.
*We need to buy a head of _______.cabbageLets Practicebeans cabbagebreadcereal
*Please hand me a loaf of _______.breadLets Practicebeans cabbagebreadcereal
*I need to find a can of ______ for dinner.beansLets Practicebeans cabbagebreadcereal
*Do you have a box of ______?cerealLets Practicebeans cabbagebreadcereal
*I dont get many letters.USING MANY, MUCH, A FEW, A LITTLE
* PLURAL COUNT nounNONCOUNT nounPLURAL COUNT nounNONCOUNT noun(a) I dont have many bracelets.
(b) Id dont have much jewelry.
(c) Gina has a few earrings.
(d) Id like a little fruit.
USING MANY, MUCH, A FEW, A LITTLE
* She gives us some homework every day. She gives us a little homework every day.Lets PracticeA few or a little?
*a few or a littleKatie has a few friends. Katie has some friends.Lets Practice?
* We have a lot of dogs. We have many dogs.Lets Practicemany or much?
*I dont eat much cheese. I dont eat a lot of cheese.Lets Practicemany or much?
*The teacher is helping the student.USING THE
* specific studentsspecific pen/specific pencilone moon(a) Where are the students ?
(b) Do you want the pen or the pencil ?
(c) I love to look at the moon.
*(d) Kazu has a dog and a cat. The dog is big, and the cat is little.
(e) Mia has some dogs and cats. The dogs are big, and the cats are little.
singular count nouns plural count nounsUSING THE
*The furniture is heavy.
The jewelry is light.
(f) Yung has some furniture and some jewelry. noncountUSING THE
*We have a car and a boat.____ car is new, but ____ boat is old. ThetheLets Practicethe a an
*I need to buy __ new car.____ car I like is very expensive. TheaLets Practicethe a an
*I wish I had ____ umbrella. anIt is raining.Lets Practicethe a an
*USING (NO ARTICLE) TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONSApples are good for you.
*(count noun)(count noun)(noncount noun)(noncount noun)(a) ___ Apples are good for you. (b) Ann uses ___ pens and ___ markers.
(c) Mary likes to eat ___ candy.
(d) ___ Spaghetti is easy to cook.
in generalUSING (NO ARTICLE) TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONS
* specific(e) Last night, we ate some pumpkin pie. The pumpkin pie was very good, but the whipped cream was too sweet.
USING (NO ARTICLE) TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONS
* specific candy The candy you made is delicious. (f) They like candy. candy in generalUSING (NO ARTICLE) TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONS
*____ food I ate last night made me sick.TheLets Practicethe
*Plants need ____ sunshine to grow.Lets Practicethe
*Healthy people eat ___ vegetables.They dont eat ___ candy.Lets Practicethe
*___ fruit looked fresh, and ___ bakery smelled good. We went to a new grocery store.ThetheLets Practicethe
*Alice has some money.USING SOME AND ANY
*(a) Alice has some money.
(b) Alice doesnt have any money.
(c) Does Alice have any money?
(d) Does Alice have some money? STATEMENT
USING SOME AND ANY some in affirmative statementsNEGATIVE
any in negative statementsQUESTION
either some or any in questions
*(e) Graham doesnt have any money.
(f) Graham doesnt have any coins.
USING SOME AND ANY noncount noun plural count noun any + noncount nounsany + plural count nouns
*I need _____ time to study.someLets Practicesome any
*We dont have _____ cheese.anyLets Practicesome any
*All children should have _____ books.someLets Practicesome any
*There arent _____ horses in the field.anyLets Practicesome any
*The EndEnd of the Lesson