[info]The Grammatical Term, “Un-Countable Noun“[/info]
Its Meaning and Usage In The Common Tongue Of The English Language
In a previous post, I explained what a Countable Noun is, and I also gave a brief explanation of Un-Countable Nouns (sometimes foolishly referred to as, “Non-Count Nouns”.) So now we’ll go more in-depth into that subject.
An Un-Countable Noun is a Noun that represents things which can not be counted as individual units. These are things like liquids, or anything which would be very difficult to count as individual units. They can also be “abstract” things like: feelings, thoughts, emotions, or…
“A monkey, ran up and pulled the dog’s tail, before running off, doing a loop around that tree, and finally going back to grab one of his legs.”
“Do I have any sand on my face?”
“Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room.”
“I’m experiencing a significant amount of pain.”
Since Wine, Sand, Face, Room, and Pain are all Un-Countable Nouns – we use specific or general unit of measure a glass of, a bottle of, 750 ml of, or Determiners like any, my, plenty of, a significant amount of to say, “how much”, and/or “which one” of each thing.
For An Excellent Contrast Between Countable And Un-Countable Nouns, Watch The Video Below
A Big Smile
A Few Hot-Dog Buns
About Four Or Five Lollipops
Only A Few Meatballs
A Million Little Sprinkles
And A Cherry
A Bunch Of Cereal and Milk
A Huge Pile Of Ketchup & Mustard
Many Pieces Of Chopped Onion
A Bowl-Full Of Candy
A Monster Pile Of Spaghetti with Sauce
Some Big Chunks Of Parmesan Cheese
A Big Glop Of Chocolate Sauce
Some More Chocolate
A Bit Of Whipped Cream
And All That Means A Lot Of Awesomeness, Hilarity, And Joy!
Have An Excellent Day!
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