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More about countable and uncountable nouns.
For an introduction to countable and uncountable nuns, and some basic exercises, see page 147.
Countable nouns are words like car, book, chair. They canbe singular or plural.
Uncountable nouns are words petrol, rice, water. They are only singular.
1. Revision. Circle the uncountable nouns.
Cup dog flower guitar love meat music ear oilphoto river salt snow women wool
The following words are uncountable in English (but countable other languages). They are normally only singular, and we cannot use a/an with them. (NOT atravel, furniture)
Advice baggage bread furniture hair information knowledge luck luggage news spaghetti ( and macaroni etc) travel work
This furniture is too expensive. His hair isvery long. Travel teaches you a lot.
2. Put a with the countable nouns and some with the uncountable nouns.
____Bread ____cheque ____baggage ____fridge ____furniture____handbag
____ holiday ____ knowledge ____ luck ____ newspaper ____problem ____ station ____travel____ work

3. Put a suitable uncountable nouns from the box.
Advicebaggage furniture information news spaghetti travel work

o Can you give me some ……………………………………about the school?
1) `Have you got much……………………………….? ` `Not, justone small bag. `
2) I live 50 kilometres from my work, so I spend a lot of money on……………………………...
3) This………………………………………..isn`t very good. You cooked it for too long.
4) I` ve stopped reading thepapers. the……………………………………………..is always bad.
5) I don’t know what to do. Can you give me some…………………………………………………….?.
6) All this…………………………………………………is from my mother`s house.
7) I` ve got toomuch…………………………………………………………………..and not enough free time.
To give a countable meaning, we usually use a longer expression or a different word.
Can you give me a piece of advice? Did you have a good...
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