Countable Noun” — English Grammar


What Is A “Countable Noun”?


The Grammatical Term:  “Countable Noun (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a, “Count Noun*) is a Noun (representing a:  person, place, thing, event, and [sometimes] an idea) which can be “Counted” — and is usually preceded by either a Number or an Article.


Examples Of “Countable” Nouns:


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An Awesome Car


An Apple - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


One Bad-Ass Apple


The Teacher 001 - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


The Coolest Teacher In The Universe


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Three Hip Dancing Gorillas AndChubby Crying Baby


Two Naked Soldiers - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


Two (Obviously) Very Intelligent Soldiers Who Clearly Know Exactly What They Are Doing
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In these examples — The ArticlesA, An, & The — along with the NumbersOneTwo, & Three — indicate how many of each Noun they are referring to.  These Articles & Numbers are referred to as Quantifiers (yes — Articles also qualify as Quantifiers  😉 )…  because they indicate the “Quantity” (how many) of the Nouns there are — or how many they are referring to.


What’s The Difference Between A “Countable Noun” & An “Un-Countable Noun”?


Countable Nouns are different from Un-Countable Nouns (again, mistakenly referred to as, “Non-Count Nouns) because they refer to individual units.  Un-Countable Nouns are Nouns which refer to things which — when increased in “size” or “amount” — do not necessarily increase in “number“.  Instead — they increase in “mass” or “volume” (which is why some people logically call them, “Mass Nouns.  However, that term is very un-common.)


Notice!  —  Only Countable Nouns Can Be Pluralized (with an “-s” or “-es” ending).  Un-Countable Nouns Are Never Pluralized.  (However, there are a few Un-CountableNouns which are considered to be “Countable” in British-English…  Silly Brits 😆 )


Examples Of “Un-Countable” Nouns:


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Wine


Sand - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


Sand


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Coffee


Many Un-Countable Nouns are things which are intangible.  In other words — they are not “physical” things.  Some of these types of Nouns are things like:  Ideas, Philosophies, Feelings, etc..


For Example:


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Fright


A Lot Of Pain - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


Pain


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Happiness


Because Un-Countable Nouns are never Pluralized, we use different types of Quantifiers when referring to these types of NounsQuantifiers such as:  Some, A Lot, Much, A Little Bit, etc..


To learn more about Un-Countable Nouns in much greater detail, you can view the post specifically about that topic HERE.  And to learn more about Grammar — in a way which is actually Interesting & Entertaining — Click Here.



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