Countable and uncountable nouns exercise

July 10, 2013pdf

Countable nouns refer to objects that we can count. Examples are: books, flowers, pen, children, apple etc. Countable nouns have singular and plural forms. Singular countable nouns are always used with an article or another determiner.

Uncountable nouns refer to objects that we cannot count. Examples are: wheat, rice, sand, oil, ghee etc.

Usually it is easy to see whether a noun is countable or uncountable. But sometimes things are not so clear. Many nouns that are countable in other languages are uncountable in English. In the same way, some nouns that are uncountable in other languages are countable in English.

Test your knowledge of countable and uncountable nouns with this grammar exercise.

1. The college provides ……………………. for students. (accommodation / accommodations)

2. I need some ……………………….. about the new management program. (information / informations)

3. Have you got ……………………….. (many luggages / a lot of luggage)?

4. Switzerland is known for its enchanting ……………………….. (scenery / sceneries)

5. She has got enough ………………………. (experience / experiences) for the job.

6. I have bought two …………………….. (breads / loaves of bread).

7. He is looking for ………………….. (work / a work).

8. The journal has published a …………………… (research / piece of research) on this subject.

9. A …………………. (luck / bit of luck) is absolutely essential for success in the show business.

10. We are having …………………… (a terrible weather / terrible weather)

Answers

1. The collage provides accommodation for students.

2. I need some information about the new management program.

3. Have you got a lot of luggage?

4. Switzerland is known for its enchanting scenery.

5. She has got enough experience for the job.

6. I have bought two loaves of bread.

7. He is looking for work.

8. The journal has published a piece of research on this subject.

9. A bit of luck is absolutely essential for success in the show business.

10. We are having terrible weather.

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