English Grammar Count And Noncount Nouns
Learn English Count And Noncount Nouns Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Twenty Two

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Count And Noncount Nouns in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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Count and Non-count Nouns

Count Nouns

SINGULAR
a car
a chair
an apple
a camera

PLURAL
cars (plural)
chairs
apples
four cameras

Non-count Nouns

traffic
furniture
fruit
video equipment

count nouns use singular and plural verbs and pronouns:
non-count nouns use only singular verbs and pronouns:

There is an apple. (singular)

There are some apples. (plural)

There is some fruit. (singular verb)

I like that chair. (“that” is singular).

She likes those chairs. (“those” is plural)

I like that furniture.

I like those furniture. (no!)

A car is an expensive thing to own. Cars are an expensive form of transportation.

Traffic is heavy today. (singular verb)
Apples taste good Fruit tastes good.
Digital cameras make photography easy. They are fun to use. TV stations have a lot of video equipment. It is expensive.
The camera is very nice. The equipment are nice. (no!)

 

Count Nouns
Non-count Nouns
How many chairs are there? How many chairs are there? How much furniture is there?

There is one chair

 

There are two chairs

 

 There is a lot of furniture

How many cameras are there? How many cameras are there? How much equipment is there?

There’s one camera

There are four cameras

There’s a lot of video equipment

 

Only count nouns can take a number:

There is one camera.

There are four cameras.

Non-count nouns don’t use numbers:

There is some equipment.

There is a lot of equipment.

Knowing the difference between count and non-count nouns will make your English sound much better. Below are words and phrases that can be used with count and non-count nouns. As you continue through the next levels, you will probably need to come back to this page.

 

count nouns
count nouns
a (singular) — (no article)
the (singular and plural) the
some some
a lot of a lot of
many (large numbers) much (large numbers)
a few (3 to 4) a little (small number)
few (a very small number) little (a very small number)
fewer (comparative) less (comparative)
fewest (superlative) least (superlative)
not many (a small number) not much (a small number)
not any (zero) not any (zero)

Quiz for  Count And Non-count Nouns

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