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Countable and Uncountable Nouns:

You already know that a noun is a name we give to a person, animal, place, thing, idea, quality, or action. Accordingly, the following are nouns:

i.Okonkwo, Jones person
ii.Lion, Goat  animal
iii.Lagos, Calabar  place
iv.Plate, Television  thing
v.Reward, Success idea
vi.Trustworthy, Patience   quality
vii.Resignation, Departureaction

Definition of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable nouns are simply defined as those nouns we can count while uncountable nouns are those nouns we cannot count.

Consider the following examples;

Countable Nouns:Uncountable
Nouns:
bookwater
houseblood
pensand
villageink
boxmoney
chairpetrol
schoolsugar
bagsalt
torchinformation
keyfurniture

Characteristics of Countable and Uncountable Nouns:

Countable nouns can collocate with the indefinite articles a or an.

Examples:

a book, a village, an orange, an egg.

Uncountable nouns, however, do not collocate with a or an. Therefore, you must never say a news, an information, an advice. Instead, use the word some with uncountable nouns. Examples: some water, some money, some salt, etc.

Class Activity:

The following is a list of nouns. Classify them as countable or uncountable

1. land         2. gas          3. oil           4. car           5. ink          6. zinc

7. shirt        8. box          9. cloth        10. boot      11. group    12. paper

13. food      14. dress     15. building     16. furniture      17. mattress

18. cement   19. music    20. audience

Answer:

Countable Nouns:Uncountable Nouns:
car, shirt, box, land, gas, oil,
boot, group, dress nk, zinc,
building, mattress,cloth, paper
audience   cement, music

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