Examples of Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun

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Definition of Countable Noun

A noun which can be counted in cardinal numbers (1, 2, 3 . . .) is called a countable noun.  

Example Countable Noun:

  • I bought a book of neurology.
  • The book has 269 pages in it.
  • It has 39 chapters in it.
  • Each chapter covers 5 topics.
  • Alex has four pencils.
  • He also has three erasers.
  • He has a car.
  • The car contains four seats.
  • He had a cat when he was young.
  • The cat used to eat a cookie every day.
  • I have a phone, few books, a notepad, a table-calendar, and a computer on my desk.
  • I love to listen to songs when I work.
  • How many times did I tell you to do this?
  • I did it many times when I was young.
  • Bring me a glass of water.

Definition of Un-countable Noun:

A noun that cannot be counted with the cardinal numbers is called an uncountable noun.

Example Un-countable Noun:

  • I need some drinking water.
  • Have some juice, please.
  • Do you need some gas for your car?
  • We need a lot of money for the business.
  • Do you want some milk?
  • I need some rice, bacon, cream, and oil.
  • Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning?
  • Can you please check the salt of the curry?
  • I would like to have some beer after lunch.
  • How much time do you need?
  • I need some more time.
  • Bring me a cup of soup.
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