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Count and noncount nouns

Nouns can be classified into two groups: count (singular and


plural) and noncount.
Count
Cat
Dog
Medicine
Magazine
Hamburger
Book
Dollar
Friend

Noncount
Bread
Pasta
Fruit
Money
Medicine
Milk
Music
Water

Count nouns can be counted.


One pear
Two apples
Three sandwiches
Count nouns can be sin gular or plural.
Use a, an, or one before a singular count noun. Use before a
consonant sound.
Use an before a vowel sound.
Theres a tomato in the basket.
Theres an Apple in the basket.
Before plural count nouns use the article the, numbers (Two,
three, four, etc.) the Word some, or nothing.
There are two apples.
There are some people.

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I like tomatoes.
Noncount nouns cannot be counted. Noun count nouns
have no plural form and always go with the singular form of
a verb.
Do not use a, an, or a number (one, two, three, and so on)
before a noun count noun.
Ice cream mis delicious.
Therere milk in the refrigerator.
Use some with plural count nouns and nouncount nouns n
affirmative sentences.
There are some apples in the basket.
Theres some milk in the regrigerator.

A/An, some, any


Some and any are used to express indefinite quantities.
I have some pears.
Do you have any pencils?
Some is normally used before count nouns in the plural or
noncount nouns.
I have some Candy for yoy.
Who wants some jelly beans?

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Some is used to ofter something or make polite resquests.


Would you like some tea?
Could I have some wter, please?
Any is used with plural count nouns and noncount nouns. It
is normally used in questions and negative sentences.
Are there any eggs in the fridge?
There isnt any sugar in the coffe.

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