Friday, 14 March 2014

Learning English Grammar : Countable and Uncountable Nouns.

Assalamualaikum WBT,

Well, for this entry, I am still going to write about Noun. In the previous entry, I too talked about noun, but more to Number in Nouns. Click on the links given, it will direct you to the explanations made by me. Thank you.

For this entry, I will be briefly explaining on Countable and Uncountable Nouns. Hard to differentiate? Well, You will see that it is actually not that hard, trust me. With simple words given, you will understand it very well.

Well, what are Countable and Uncountable Nouns? As you can see there, the key word is Count, meaning numbers. This is different from Number in Nouns. Just do not mixed up between those two okay? 

Now, Countable Nouns is nouns that can be counted and Uncountable Nouns is nouns that cannot be counted. So, got the picture there right? Now, we move on to further explanation.

The expressions plenty of, a lot of, some and any are used with both countable and uncountable nouns. 
A, an, several, many, a few and  a large number of are only used with countable nouns.
A little, much, a large amount of and a great deal of are used with uncountable nouns.
A and an are never been used in uncountable nouns because A and An are both lead to Singular (one).

So, for examples,

She drank a glass of milk.
Our hen lays an egg every day.
Butter is made from milk.
There are some men in the boat.
Is there any work for me to do?
I need some more butter to make the cake.
There are too few chairs for so much guests.
There are a lot of biscuits left but not many coffee. 
She only ate a little food today.
He has collected a large number of stamps.

So, understood? Hehe.. easy right?

Assalamualaikum WBT

p/s: That is Countable and Uncountable Nouns.

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