Countable And Uncountable Nouns
Nouns which can be counted are called countable nouns.
Countable nouns have a singular form and a plural form. Read more at the section "Singular And Plural Nouns".
The following expressions are used with countable nouns:
a large number of
a lot of*
* Also used with uncountable nouns
1. I have a few coins in my pocket.
2. There are many people in the room.
3. Mike bought some oranges for us.
4. There are a lot of ants on the table.
5. We need to visit several places while we are in Japan.
Nouns which cannot be counted are called uncountable nouns.
They may be abstract nouns which refer to a quality, idea, feeling or experience, rather than a physical object.
They may also be solids, liquids, gases or physical objects which cannot be counted.
The following expressions are used with uncountable nouns:
a lot of*
a large amount of
a great deal of
* Also used with countable nouns
When we need to describe the amount or quantity of uncountable nouns, we can also use units of measure or containers.
Uncountable nouns usually do not have a plural form.
Common examples of uncountable nouns and give an example sentence each.
Have a table for tea, happiness etc.
And sentence examples too.