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    noncountable & countable nouns

    categorise the following inti countable and non countable nouns with reasons
    a cup of tea,books,cheese,milk,a loaf of bread,money,water,a jar of jam,bags,eggs,kites,butter,wine,jam.

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    Countable
    • cup of tea (cups of tea)
      book (books)
      cheese (cheeses)
      loaf of bread (loaves of bread)
      money (moneys or monies)
      jar of jam (jars of jam)
      bag (bags)
      egg (eggs)
      kite (kites)
      water (waters)
      wine (wines)


    Uncountable
    • cheese
      money
      water
      butter
      wine
      jam


    Count nouns are things you can number. For example, you can say I have five eggs. With noncount nouns you might use a little, some or much. (I suppose you could say a little jar of jam.) Some belong on both lists because they are considered count or noncount nouns depending on the context in which they are used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Countable
    • cup of tea (cups of tea)
      book (books)
      cheese (cheeses)
      loaf of bread (loaves of bread)
      money (moneys or monies)
      jar of jam (jars of jam)
      bag (bags)
      egg (eggs)
      kite (kites)
      water (waters)
      wine (wines)


    Uncountable
    • cheese
      money
      water
      butter
      wine
      jam


    Count nouns are things you can number. For example, you can say I have five eggs. With noncount nouns you might use a little, some or much. (I suppose you could say a little jar of jam.) Some belong on both lists because they are considered count or noncount nouns depending on the context in which they are used.

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    Very good, and I agree. I would put "jam" on both lists (jams and jellies) and put "milk" on the non-count list. :wink:

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    The problem is that many are both. 'Wine' is uncountable as a substance, but countable when thinking of types, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The problem is that many are both. 'Wine' is uncountable as a substance, but countable when thinking of types, etc.
    Indeed. :wink:

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    I agree with Mike and Tdol.

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