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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: is Potato or Tomato is a Countable Noun

    They are both countable nouns. Shape and size don't affect whether you can count something.

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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

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    Arrow countable and Uncountable Nouns!

    Hello Tdol, Thank You its really nice ?

    Well Now i wanna ask you another question is that what do you think paper is countable noun or uncountable noun and when it becomes page then? and another question is that what about our hair is countable or uncountable my english teacher told us that when hair has definite shape and size then it become countable noun but when they dont have shape then its uncountable.? another question is that what about stars thay are countable or uncountable? our teacher told us that stars are countable but they are countless. so plz help me you are very great person /
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    And another thing is that if u found any kind of grammar mistake or any suggestion related to me then plz plz plz tell me Okay bye take care urself.
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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Paper is countable. Page is countable. Hair is countable. (True, it is easier to count the hairs on your head after you have cut them off of your head.)

    I am not sure I understand your English teacher's comments. (I suggest that you refer her to this website.) Whatever its shape, hair is hair. True, you would not, for example, say a person has red hairs but that a person has red hair. But that person's red hair is still countable.

    Stars are indeed countable. Saying that they are countless simply means that there are so many that we could never count them all. They are so numerous that we could never put a number to how many there are.


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    Default Re: countable and Uncountable Nouns!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaj
    Hello Tdol, Thank You its really nice ?

    Well Now i wanna ask you another question is that what do you think paper is countable noun or uncountable noun and when it becomes page then?
    Hello, Tdol! hank you! That was really nice.

    Now I want to ask you another question. Do ypu think paper is a countable or uncountable noun? And what about page?
    (I don't know if I'd say Tdol is great, but he's good. )


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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    The best way to learn English is to read or to as much English as you can.

    If you go to www.bbc.co.uk , listen and repeat try it

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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Both paper and page are countable nouns.


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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

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    If someone said “I’m a Chinese” to me, I'd be inclined to ask them "Chinese what?". I see it the same way as if someone said "I'm a English."

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    Nope
    We can say "I'm a Chinese" as well as "I am Chinese".
    And "the Indian" and "Indian" are all acceptable, if you want to point out a special Indian, you can use article "the" to specilize.

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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    Hmm maybe you can say 'I'm a Chinese', but it doesn't sound right to me. I've been studying English by memorizing random sentences, and one I remember is "I'm a Chinese government official."

    I once asked the same question to an ESL teacher years ago, and he said "You either go 'I'm Korean' or 'I'm a Korean person'. Now, to me, even 'I'm a Korean person' sounds weird, although there's no grammatical flaw. He was probably stretching a bit to explain the difference.
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    Default Re: I don't know how to lear english.

    What's this? Is this English?

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