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…
To speak about Countable Nouns we can use Articles (a, an, & the), Numbers, and Direct or Indirect Pronouns (His, Her’s, This, That, etc.) in order to say, “how many”.
However, when we are speaking about Un-Countable Nouns we have to use some sort of unit of measure (a glass of…, a bottle of…, 750 ml of wine.)
Or we can use some other Determiner (a Word which indicates specific information about the Noun) which is much less exact and may be different for each individual.
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.
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