Agriculture
Microbes at the Gas Pump
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Earth-Friendly Fabrics
Amphibians
Toads
Bullfrogs
Poison Dart Frogs
Animals
Big Squid
Monkeys Count
Insects Take a Breather
Behavior
Girls are cool for school
The Other Side of the Zoo Fence
The case of the headless ant
Birds
Kookaburras
Swans
Emus
Chemistry and Materials
Makeup Science
A Light Delay
Sugary Survival Skill
Computers
Computers with Attitude
Galaxies far, far, far away
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Middle school science adventures
A Big, Weird Dino
Big Fish in Ancient Waters
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Drilling Deep for Fuel
Petrified Lightning
The Rise of Yellowstone
Environment
Hazy with a Chance of Sunshine
A Stormy History
Pumping Up Poison Ivy
Finding the Past
Of Lice and Old Clothes
Ancient Art on the Rocks
Stone Age Sole Survivors
Fish
Hagfish
Angler Fish
Mako Sharks
Food and Nutrition
Food for Life
Moving Good Fats from Fish to Mice
Yummy bugs
GSAT English Rules
Problems with Prepositions
Capitalization Rules
Who vs. That vs. Which
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
March 21-22, 2013: Over 43,000 students will take the GSAT Exam
Ministry of Education Announces 82 GSAT Scholarships for 2010
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
Access denied - Disabled boy aces GSAT
GSAT Mathematics
Setting a Prime Number Record
Math is a real brain bender
10 Common Mistakes When Preparing for the GSAT Math Test
Human Body
A Long Haul
Germ Zapper
Heart Revival
Invertebrates
Tarantula
Dust Mites
Tapeworms
Mammals
Marsupials
Sea Lions
Persian Cats
Parents
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Children and Media
Physics
The Pressure of Scuba Diving
Electric Backpack
Speedy stars
Plants
White fuzzy mold not as friendly as it looks
Seeds of the Future
Bright Blooms That Glow
Reptiles
Geckos
Tortoises
Black Mamba
Space and Astronomy
An Earthlike Planet
Pluto's New Moons
An Icy Blob of Fluff
Technology and Engineering
Drawing Energy out of Wastewater
Morphing a Wing to Save Fuel
Supersuits for Superheroes
The Parts of Speech
What is a Preposition?
Pronouns
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Transportation
Revving Up Green Machines
Seen on the Science Fair Scene
Charged cars that would charge
Weather
Antarctica warms, which threatens penguins
Catching Some Rays
Earth's Poles in Peril
Add your Article

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

One way to classify nouns is according to whether they can be counted or not. Many English mistakes are related to this point. By reading through this page, you will understand:

  • what countable and uncountable nouns are
  • how to use them correctly in a sentence

Countable (or count) nouns are words which can be counted. They have a singular form and a plural form. They usually refer to things. Most countable nouns become plural by adding an ‘s’ at the end of the word.

For example:

  • chair ---------------------------------- chairs
  • bottle --------------------------------- bottles
  • student ------------------------------- students
     


Uncountable (or non-count) nouns are words which cannot be counted. Therefore, they only have a singular form. They have no plural forms. These words are thought of as wholes rather than as parts. They usually refer to abstractions (such as confidence or advice) or collectives (such as equipment or luggage).

For example:

  • money
  • furniture
  • information

Using Countable & Uncountable Nouns
 

When using countable or uncountable nouns, pay attention to articles and adjectives! Some articles and adjectives can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. However, others can be used with only countable or only uncountable nouns.

see more examples










Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™