Nouns can be countable or uncountable. Countable nouns are things we can count.
ball, umbrella, girl, chair
We can place a number before them. They can be converted into plurals.
15 balls, 2 umbrellas, some girls, many chairs
Countable Nouns with 'a/an/the'
Before singular countable nouns, you can use 'a/an/the'.
1. It was a great movie.
2. Be careful of the dog.
Countable Nouns with 'some'
Plural countable nouns are often used with 'some'.
1. I've seen some good movies lately.
2. There are some apples on the tree.
Countable as well as Uncountable.
Many nouns can be used as countable, or as uncountable nouns. Usually there is a difference in meaning.
1. I bought a paper. ( = a newspaper. countable)
I bought some paper. ( = material for writing. uncountable)
1. There's a hair in my soup. ( = a single hair. countable)
She has beautiful hair. ( = hair on the head. uncountable)
More from Grade 3 English
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