Countable and uncountable nouns
1. Underline the uncountable noun in the following pairs of words. Example cheese / egg
money / pound rice / potato meat / hamburger
flower / flour loaf / bread song / music
job / homework luggage / suitcase food / meal
furniture / desk
Expressions of quantity
2. Tick the correct sentence.
Is there any milk? Ican’t see one.
Is there any milk? I can’t see any.
Are there any milks? I can’t see them.
There’s some potatoes, but only a little.
There’s some potatoes, but only few.
There are some potatoes, but only a few.
There’s much cars parked in the street.
There are a lot of cars parked in the street.
There are lots cars parked in thestreet.
Only a few people believes his story.
Only a little people believes his story.
Only a few people believe his story.
How much homeworks do you have tonight?
How much homework do you have tonight?
How many homeworks do you have tonight?
There aren’t many rice and there aren’t any eggs.
There isn’t much rice and there isn’t anyeggs.
There isn’t much rice and there aren’t any eggs.
There was much snow last winter.
There was a little snow last winter but not many.
There was some snow last winter but not much.
How lovely! Somebody gave you some flowers.
How lovely! Anybody gave you some flowers.
How lovely! Somebody gave you any flowers.
I went anywhere veryinteresting for my holiday.
I didn’t go anywhere very interesting for my holiday.
I didn’t do anywhere very interesting for my holiday.
3. Complete the sentences with some or any.
I’d like __________ tea, but I don’t want __________ biscuits.
Is there __________ sugar? I can’t see __________.
I bought __________ sugar yesterday.
I didn’t buy __________ coffee, because Ithought we had __________.
We need __________ bread. I’ll get it later.
We didn’t buy __________ flowers.
This evening I’m going out with __________ friends.
“Have you seen __________ good films recently?” “No, I haven’t been to the cinema for ages.”
I didn’t have __________ money, so I had to borrow __________.
Can I have __________ milk in my coffee, please?
*You can cash thesetraveller’s cheques at __________ bank.
Can you give me __________ information about places of interest in town?
*With the special tourist train ticket, you can travel on __________ train you like.
If there are __________ words you don’t understand, use a dictionary.
4. Complete the sentences with some or any + -body, -thing, -where.
I didn’t say __________ because I was so surprised.
There’s__________ at the door. Can you go and see who it is?
Does __________ mind if I open the window?
I wasn’t hungry, so I didn’t eat __________.
You must be hungry. Would you like __________ to eat?
This machine is very easy to use. __________ can learn to use it in a very short time.
I’m going out now. If __________ phones while I’m out, can you tell them I’ll be back at 11.30?
5. There isone mistake in each of the following sentences. Find it and correct it.
How many money have you got?
I only have a little potatoes.
I don’t have many time, so I can’t help you. Sorry.
In New York there are a lot shops.
Close your eyes. I’ve got anything for you.
John lives anywhere near Florence.
Anybody told me you’re getting married. Is it true?
6. Complete the text witha, an, the, or nothing.
My aunt Vanessa is (1) _____ artist. She lives in (2) _____ beautiful old cottage by (3) _____ sea and she paints (4) _____ small pictures of wild flowers and birds. She doesn’t like leaving (5) _____ cottage, but once (6) _____ year she travels by (7) _____ train to London and has (8) _____ tea with me at (9) _____ Savoy Hotel. At the moment I’m quite worried...