Countable and uncountable nouns exercise

March 4, 2012pdf

Identify the following objects as countable or uncountable.

1. Water (countable / uncountable)

2. Weather (countable / uncountable)

3. Wool (countable / uncountable)

4. Advice (countable / uncountable)

5. Bread (countable / uncountable)

6. Information (countable / uncountable)

7. Chess (countable / uncountable)

8. Grass (countable / uncountable)

9. Knowledge (countable / uncountable)

10. Salt (countable / uncountable)

11. Journey (countable / uncountable)

12. News (countable / uncountable)

13. Grape (countable / uncountable)

14. Fact (countable / uncountable)

15. Cat (countable / uncountable)

16. Cotton (countable / uncountable)

Answers

1. uncountable

2. uncountable

3. uncountable

4. uncountable

5. uncountable

6. uncountable

7. uncountable

8. uncountable

9. uncountable

10. uncountable

11. countable

12. uncountable

13. countable

14. countable

15. countable

16. uncountable

Notes

Travel and journey have very similar meanings, but travel is normally uncountable. It is used to talk about traveling in general. We cannot, for example, say ‘a travel’.

Journey, on the other hand, is a countable noun. We can say a journey.

The nouns beans, peas, grapes, lentils and facts are usually countable.

Foods are usually uncountable. Examples are: rice, spaghetti, sugar, salt, wheat etc.

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