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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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  1. Countable and Uncountable Nouns Junior Forms Mr. LO Chung-kwong TPGSS August,2005

  2. Nouns • It is alion. • It is a key • I’d like to have some wine. • Here is some paper.

  3. Singular Nouns & Plural Nouns There is a tree. A singular noun I’ve got three cars. A plural noun

  4. Which of the following are countable nouns ? Apple Table Cup Water River Hair Air Money Coin

  5. Why are they uncountable? Rice Hair Butter Jam Air Happiness

  6. How to change a singular noun into plural a. Add “s” to a noun There is a flower. There are three flowers.

  7. Exercise table tables chair chairs mountain mountains picture pictures goat goats

  8. b. Nouns ends in “s.. sh, ch, x” or “o” Add “es” to the noun Class es Church es Potato es Box es Bush es

  9. C.Nouns end with “f” – change to ves half - halveswolf - wolvesloaf - loaves

  10. D. Nouns end with “us” – change to “i” cactus - cactinucleus - nucleifocus - foci

  11. E. Nouns end with “is”- change to “es” thesis - theses crisis – crises analysis - analyses

  12. F. Nouns end with “on” – change to “a” criterion - criteria phenomenon - phenomena

  13. G. For some nouns, we change the whole word man - menfoot - feetchild - childrenperson - peopletooth - teethmouse - mice

  14. H. Some nouns are the same in singular and in plural Deer Cattle Sheep Fish ( Fishes – different species )

  15. I. Nouns that must take a plural form • Tools:glasses, scissors, binoculars, forceps, tongs, tweezers • Clothes:jeans, pants, pajamas, shorts, trousers

  16. Exercises • Book 2. Tree 3. Man • 4. Knife 5. Baby 6. Person • Child 8. Tomato 9. Church 1.Books 2. Trees 3. Men 4.Knives 5. Babies 6. People/Persons 7.Children 8. Tomatoes 9. Churches

  17. Useful links on countable and Uncountable Nouns http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/nouns/online.htm http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/crump.htm