Thursday, 14 November 2013

How to count the uncountable?

What are countable and uncountable nouns? It is easier to explain it in relation to food and drink.
Every food item that you can count (that has both the singular and the plural form) is countable, e.g. apple - I can eat one apple or I can eat ten apples. Every substance, such as water, meat or cheese is uncountable (it can't be made plural). Although there are some ways to "count" the uncountable nouns. We can measure the amount of a substance or put it in a container,  e.g. a slice of cheese or a bottle of mineral water.
Here is a little handout:
1) countable and uncountable nouns: some, any, how many, how much;
2) how to count food and drink;
3) quantities and containers pictionary.



 


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