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Countable, uncountable nouns and quantifiers
Presentación que se enfoca en explicar las diferencias entre countable and uncountable nouns, qué son los quantifiers, qué tipos hay y cómo se usan. Registrar absolutamente toda la presentación en sus cuadernos. Let's study!
I. Countable: E.g. I eat a banana every day I like bananas.
Banana is a countable noun.
A countable noun can be singular (banana) or plural (bananas).
We can use numbers with countable nouns. So we can say "one banana", "two bananas", etc.
Examples of nouns usually countable: 1. Kate was singing a song. 2. There's a nice beach near here. 3. There are no batteries in the radio.
II. You can use A/AN with singular countable nouns: E.g. A beach / A student / AN umbrella
You cannot use singular countable nouns alone (without a/the/my etc.): 1. I want a banana. (not want banana) 2. There has been an accident. (not There has been accident)
You can use plural countable nouns alone: 1. I like bananas. (= bananas in general) 2. Accidents can be prevented.
III. You can use SOME and ANY with plural countable nouns: 1. We sang some songs. 2. Did you buy any apples?
We use MANY and FEW with plural countable nouns: 1. We didn't take many photographs. 2. I have a few things to do.
I. Uncountable: E.g. I eat rice every day. I like rice.
Rice is an uncountable noun.
An uncountable noun has only one form (rice).
We cannot use numbers with uncountable nouns.We cannot say "one rice", "two rices", etc.
Examples of nouns usually uncountable: 1. Kate was listening to music. 2. Do you have any money? 3. We haven't got enough water.
II. You cannot normally use A/AN with uncountable nouns. We do not say "a sand", "a music", "a rice". BUT you can use A... OF. For example: A bowl / A packet / A grain of rice
You can use uncountable nouns alone (without the/ my/ some etc.): 1. I eat rice every day. 2. There is blood on your shirt.
III. You can use SOME and ANY with uncountable nouns: 1. We listened to some music. 2. Did you buy any apple juice?
We use MUCH and LITTLE with uncountable nouns: 1. We didn't do much shopping. 2. I have a little work to do.
EXERCISE 1: Write C for countable and U for uncountable: