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:
An Awesome Car
One Bad-Ass Apple
The Coolest Teacher In The Universe
Three Hip Dancing Gorillas And A Chubby Crying Baby
Two (Obviously) Very Intelligent Soldiers Who Clearly Know Exactly What They Are Doing
In these examples — The Articles: A, An, & The — along with the Numbers: One, Two, & 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.
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.)
Examples Of “Un-Countable” Nouns:
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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