Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun

Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun

       After sharing about nouns in the preceded post, now I want to share more about a part of noun classifications. They about countable noun and uncountable noun. (Also read : The Pattern of Past Continuous Tense)

      It’s important to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns in English because their usage is different in regards to both determiners and verbs.

Countable nouns

       Countable nouns are the names of separate items which can be counted. They have a singular and a plural form. The singular form can use the determiner “a” or “an“. And in the plural we can combine with numbers, many, few, some, any, etc.

Examples:

  • Did you buy a newspaper today? ~ I bought two newspapers, ‘The Jakarta Post’ and ‘The Mirror’.
  • Have we got any oranges in the house? ~ We’ve got some apples but we don’t have any oranges.
  • She has three dogs.
  • I own a house.
  • I would like two books please.
  • How many friends do you have?

Uncountable Nouns

       Uncountable nouns are for the things that we cannot count with numbers. These nouns are the names of things that cannot be counted and have only a singular form. These nouns use singular verbs in a sentence. They do not have plural forms. They generally refer to drinks, liquids, grains, gases, materials, metals etc. The abstract nouns are also uncountable. (Also read other article at : Negara Boneka Bentukan Belanda) read more

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

Kind of Nouns

Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

       Nouns are simply the names we give to everything around us, whether it is a person, an event, a place or an object, etc. Every particular name used to define something is a noun. E.g. : Amsterdam, Anita, Blackberry, Honesty, Waiter, etc.

    Based on the classification, Nouns are classified into; Common Noun, Proper Noun, Collective Noun, Abstract Noun, Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun.  (Also read : The Function of Imperative Sentence)

  1. COMMON NOUNS

       These are the nouns that are used to denote a general category of people, places or things. They are capitalized only when they are at the beginning of a sentence. Common Nouns don’t refer to something specific rather they are a general term used for every noun of a particular kind or type.

e.g. Girl, cricket, town, bat, dog, cock, coffee, etc.

  1. PROPER NOUNS

     These nouns are the names of specific people and places. These nouns also refer to the names of the days of weeks and months, and also the various names for religions, organizations, institutions, etc. Proper nouns basically refer to the names that are specific to that particular noun.  These nouns are always capitalized as they need to be distinct from other nouns. read more