Countable & Uncountable Nouns – One Minute English Series

Countable & Uncountable Nouns – One Minute English Series

Hello. Welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one-minute lesson. Today we are looking at countable and uncountable nouns with different meanings.

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Hello.  Welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.   Today we are looking at countable and uncountable nouns with different meanings.  A countable noun is a noun we use for things that can be counted and they a singular and plural form e.g. one egg, two eggs.  An uncountable noun is noun we use when w are thinking of stuff, material of abstract ides and they cannot be counted.  They usually do not have a plural form.   However, there are some nouns that can be used both ways with different meanings.   Fish – countable: I caught three fish today.  Uncountable: I’d like fish for dinner please.  Chicken – countable: We’ve got chickens on the farm.  Uncountable: I’d like chicken for dinner please.  Glass – countable: Can I have  glass of water please?  Uncountable: Be careful, I’ve just broken a mirror, there’s glass everywhere.  Hair – countable: Urgh, there’s a hair in my soup.  Uncountable: She’s got beautiful, long hair.  Thank you for joining me today and thank you for joining TopUp Learning.  If you’d like to see what classes we can offer you, please visit our website at www.topuplearning.com

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