Countable nouns and uncountable nouns

Countable nouns :

1 - We can count them 

A boy - boys - A box 􀂊 boxes

 An orange - oranges 􀂊 a party - parties


2- We can use A / An and numbers before 

them.

Tow pens 


3- They have got singular and plural forms 

 4 - can be preceded by the following words 

or expressions with a count noun in the 

plural: 

Some , any , many , a few , few

􀂊 A lot of, a great number of, a plenty of

􀂊 I'd like some magazines

􀂊 Do you want any books ?

􀂊 There are a few apples in the fridge

5- we can to ask how many :

How many books did you buy?

Uncountable nouns :

1- we cant count them 

2- we cant use A / An or numbers before 

them 

(bread , cheese , sugar , milk , water , ink , 

information , petrol , home work , news )

3- They have got only singular forms 

4- May be preceded by the following words : 

Some, any, much , a little, little , a great amount of ,

- a lot of , a piece of , a bit of

- I'd like a piece of information.

- I'd like to drink some milk.

- There is a little sugar.

5- we can to ask how much not how many 

How much money do you want?

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