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    Uncountable Nouns

    Hello:

    Here I am again to ask you about the definition of Countable/Uncountable nouns that we see in dictionaries.

    For example: Apple (C/U), but it doesn't mention when it's Count. or Uncountable.

    Other example was with Pear (C/U).

    Food (C/U)

    How do I know? Can I use both of them?

    Thank you.

    Emanuélli

    *PS: Two cups of coffee = two coffees???
    Three bottles of beer = two beers???

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    Re: Uncountable Nouns

    Count: How many?
    apple, apples
    pear, pears

    Non-Count: How much?
    food, food

    How many?
    (foods *rare)

    Two cups of coffee, two coffees (OK)
    Three bottles of beer, two beers (OK)

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