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    Default count and noncount nouns

    Hi,
    how can I know if a noun is countable or uncountable?

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    Default Re: count and noncount nouns

    Some noncount nouns:
    advice
    help
    feedback
    information
    You can not have advices, helps, feedbacks, or informations. You can give some advice, get some help, receive some feedback, or require some information. Adjectives that do not apply:
    several
    a few
    many

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    Default Re: count and noncount nouns

    Noncount nouns:
    advice
    help
    bread
    fruit
    water
    juice
    milk
    jewelry
    furniture
    rubbish
    garbage
    trash
    wood
    shrubbery
    grass
    wheat
    sand
    gravel
    jewelry
    coffee
    tea
    vegetation
    staff
    knowedge
    abuse
    attention
    harm
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    Default Re: count and noncount nouns

    More noncount nouns:

    guidance
    assistance
    wheat
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    Default Re: count and noncount nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Some noncount nouns:
    advice
    help
    ..........
    You can not have advices, helps, feedbacks, or informations. You can give some advice, get some help, receive some feedback, or require some information. Adjectives that do not apply:
    several
    a few
    many
    Hi,
    "Help" is noncount, right. However, I tried to do a search on the Internet and I could see that there are so many websites which use "Helps", even they come from American countries. So, "Helps" is not totally incorrect?
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: count and noncount nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by THG View Post
    Hi,
    "Help" is noncount, right. However, I tried to do a search on the Internet and I could see that there are so many websites which use "Helps", even they come from American countries. So, "Helps" is not totally incorrect?
    Thank you!
    Certainly, the word "helps" is used quite often, but it is normally used as a verb, not a noun. (I Looked up "helps" too and there were no surprises.) Certainly, there are noun uses for "help", but the word is not normally pluralized. For example, we would not say "Thank you for your helps'. You could say "Thank you for all your help".


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