A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Determiners with Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Choose which of each pair below is correct. (One is always incorrect with that meaning).
Cat is chased by dog.
Cheese is made from milk.
A cat is chased by a dog.
A cheese is made from a milk.
The cat is chased by the dog.
The cheese is made from the milk.
Cats are chased by dogs.
The cats are chased by the dogs.
Other uses of determiners
The information which I sent last week has been updated.
Information which I sent you last week has been updated.
I have found some document on this topic.
I have found some documents on this topic.
There is some research on this topic.
There are some researches on this topic.
There is little research on this topic.
There is few research on this topic.
There is little paper on this topic.
There are few papers on this topic.
We’ve made a great amount of progress.
We’ve made a great number of progress.
Each homework counts towards your final mark.
Each piece of homework counts towards your final mark.
I haven’t done much work this week.
I haven’t done many works this week.
I have a lot of experience of teaching.
I have a lot of experiences of teaching.
1. Why is the other one wrong in each case?
2. What general distinction is there between the two kinds of nouns above?
3. How do you make general statements with each kind of noun?
4. Why are the other forms wrong? What does “the” with the other kind of noun mean?
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014