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.