30th December 2016
COUNTABLE – you can count them
??? 3 apples
⚽️⚽️ 2 footballs
???? 4 hats
UNCOUNTABLE – you can’t count it
Everyday uncountable words:
? There is some bad news today.
? Accommodation here is expensive.
✈️ Air travel is faster than rail travel ?
I need some fresh air.
☔️ It’s terrible weather today.
He can give your some useful information about Cardiff.
The traffic is bad today. ?????
I’ll give you some advice about your education. ?
Food – a lot of uncountable nouns are kinds of food and drink:
rice, spaghetti, butter, bread, milk, water, tea, coffee.
Note: When we want to say how much we want, we say, two loaves of bread, three litres of milk, a kilo of apples.
TIP: When you learn a new noun, write it down in a phrase which shows if it is countable or uncountable.
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