Countable and Uncountable Nouns Games

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Nouns are an important part of a phrase when it comes to learning English. While studying, ESL students will come noun games across the term countable and uncountable nouns. This many seem a little confusing for many new ESL students, although with lessons and some practice, you will understand the difference between the two types of nouns in no time at all. The following are some games and information about countable and uncountable nouns that will get you started:

What Are Countable Nouns?

A countable noun is the term used to count specific objects that we can count using numbers. Countable nouns have both a singular and plural form. The singular form of a noun can be used with the determiner “a” or “an”. The plural form works off quantity. You can ask the question “How many?”.

Examples Of Countable Nouns

Singular

  • 1 man
  • 1 horse
  • 1 dog
  • 1 idea
  • 1 shop

Plural

  • 2 men
  • 2 horses
  • 2 dogs
  • 2 ideas
  • 2 shops

What Are Uncountable Nouns?

Uncountable nouns are the objects we can’t count in terms of numbers. Uncountable nouns refer to:

  • Physical objects which are too amorphous or too small to be counted. (Gases, powders, and liquids).
  • Names for abstract qualities or ideas.

Uncountable nouns are generally used with singular verbs and don’t have a plural form.

Examples Of Uncountable Nouns

  • Evidence
  • Safety
  • Research
  • Money
  • Love
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Beauty
  • Knowledge
  • Rice
  • Air
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Tea

Uncountable Noun Games

These games will help you understand the difference between countable and uncountable nouns.

 

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