In English nouns are countable or uncountable.
Countable nouns are easy to recognize. They are things that we can count. For example: pen. We can count pens. We can have one, two, three or more pens. Here are some more countable nouns:
- dog, cat, animal, man, person
- bottle, box, litre
- coin, note, dollar
- cup, plate, fork
- table, chair, suitcase, bag
- My dog is playing.
- My dogs are hungry.
- A dog is an animal.
- I want an orange. (not I want orange)
- Where is my bottle) (not Where is bottle?)
- I like oranges.
- Bottles can break.
- I've got some dollars.
- Have you got any pens?
- I've got a few dollars.
- I haven't got many pens.
- music, art, love, happiness
- advice, information, news
- furniture, luggage
- rice, sugar, butter, water
- electricity, gas, power
- money, currency
- This news is very important.
- Your luggage looks heavy.
- a piece of news
- a bottle of water
- a grain of rice
- I've got some money.
- Have you got any rice?
- I've got a little money.
- I haven't got much rice.
|There are two hairs in my coffee!||hair||I don't have much hair.|
|There are two lights in our bedroom.||light||Close the curtain. There's too much light!|
|Shhhhh! I thought I heard a noise.|
There are so many different noises in the city.
|noise||It's difficult to work when there is too much noise.|
|Have you got a paper to read? (newspaper)|
Hand me those student papers.
|paper||I want to draw a picture. Have you got some paper?|
|Our house has seven rooms.||room||Is there room for me to sit here?|
|We had a great time at the party.|
How many times have I told you no?
|time||Have you got time for a coffee?|
|Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest works.||work||I have no money. I need work!|