Nouns - Countables and uncountables - English Grammar

Singular and plural
Plural nouns in English
Singular nouns in English
Foreign plurals
Singular or plural for groups of people
Countable and uncountable nouns
Countable or uncountable nouns - Exercise 1
Countable or uncountable nouns - Exercise 2
Countable or uncountable nouns - Exercise 3
Countable or uncountable nouns - Exercise 4
Singular and plural - Exercises and Tests

There are countable and uncountable nouns in English.

Countable nouns:

Most of the nouns are countable. You can combine them with numbers, e.g one, two or three. Here is an example:

one pencil
two pencils
three pencils

Uncountable nouns:

These nouns can't be combined with numbers. Here is an example:


If you want to express a quantity, you have to use a special phrase e.g. a glass of water.

Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable. We recommend to use a good dictionary. Here is an example: hair - hairs

You have some hairs on your T-shirt. (There might be 5 or 6 of them.)
Your hair looks lovely. (Here you think of the hairstyle.)

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