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[vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_single_image image=»3191″ img_size=»medium» alignment=»center» style=»vc_box_shadow» onclick=»img_link_large»][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»Countable vs Uncountable Nouns » font_container=»tag:h2|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal»][vc_column_text]So today we are going to be looking at how to properly use both ‘countable’ and ‘uncountable’ Nouns.

After hearing my students incorrectly use phrases like “I have many money.” for the millionth time this week, I knew something had to be done.

I have prepared this quick post to help clear a few things up when using countable and uncountable Nouns.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=».vc_custom_1549484467496{background-color: #528cbf !important;}»]

I knew something had to be done! 
-Jack Perez-Haydock 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»Countable nouns
» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542121996589{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][vc_column_text]So simply put: ‘Countable,’ nouns are things that can be counted (eg Dog/Dogs, Man/Men, Place/Places), Generally speaking most of the Nouns that we come across are usually countable. Easy right?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»Academia de inglés Sevilla
» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542123099904{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»So how would you determine when a noun is uncountable?» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542121074863{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][vc_column_text]Unfortunately this is where things get a little bit trickier as this is not always clear and does require using some initiative.

Generally speaking Uncountable nouns can also be described as Mass Nouns (Eg Water, Salt, Wood), in other words things that can’t be counted using numbers.

That said, as with everything in English, there are obviously exceptions to this rule along with grey areas, though nine times out of ten this will be the case.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=»Clases de inglés negocios Sevilla » font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542122013998{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_column_text]Things get a bit more complicated when using Uncountable nouns in a sentence as the structure changes slightly.

For Countable nouns you would use ‘A’ or ‘An’ to precede the word in the singular form (eg A Dog/2 Dogs, A Man/ We are 2 Men, A Place, 2 Places).

For Uncountable nouns usually there is no singular form so to quantify these nouns you must use quantifiers such as ‘Some Water,’ ‘a bit of Salt,’ ‘A lot of Wood’ etc.. or alternatively we can use exact measurements eg (1 Liter of Water, A Tablespoon of Salt, 30 cm of Wood).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=»One last thing…
» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542122093353{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»Clases particulares de inglés
» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1542122176028{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_column_text]One last thing to bear in mind is when asking about the quantity of something you must also consider whether the noun is countable or uncountable.

To ask about the quantity of a Countable Noun you would usually ask ‘How Many’ (Eg how many dogs?)

To ask the quantity of something uncountable you would usually ask How Much?  (eg how much water?)

Another example would be that wine is made from grapes.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=»There’s the gist for you!
» font_container=»tag:h1|font_size:30|text_align:center» google_fonts=»font_family:Marvel%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal» css=».vc_custom_1541448988783{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}»][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_column_text]So in summary, ensuring that you are using both countable and uncountable nouns correctly is a rather small detail, however it goes along way in fine tuning your English and improving your overall fluency in the language.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=»1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=»1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=»A bit confusing, right? Don’t worry!
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Let’s get into it…in the video you’ll hear loads of examples of these fixed expressions.

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