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    Countable nouns

    I know that we cannot use singular countable nouns without a/the etc. However, the following sentence is wrong in accrodance with a Grammar book.

    I am a Chinese.(wrong). I think Chinese is a countable nouns.

    I am Chinese, (Correct)

    Can any teacher help, Please?

    If a person asks for my nationality.
    What is your nationationality.
    How should I reply?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Countable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post
    I know that we cannot use singular countable nouns without a/the etc. However, the following sentence is wrong in accrodance with a Grammar book.

    I am a Chinese.(wrong). I think Chinese is a countable nouns.

    I am Chinese, (Correct)

    Can any teacher help, Please?

    If a person asks for my nationality.
    What is your nationationality.
    How should I reply?

    Thanks.
    "Chinese" is an adjective describing "I".

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    Re: Countable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post
    I am Chinese/American/British/Danish
    I am a Chinese (?), an American , a British X, a Danish X a Dane
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    Re: Countable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
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    Originally Posted by bh1234
    I am Chinese/American/British/Danish
    I am a Chinese (?), an American , a British X, a Danish X a Dane


    Hi fivejedjon,

    Thanks for your reply.reply.

    I am American.I am an American. They are both correct? Can you teach me , please?



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