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Countable Nouns - English Grammar


What are countable nouns:

A countable noun is a type of noun that can be:

  • presented in both the singular form and the plural form
  • represented by a number, such as two cats, five books

Rules For Using Singular
Countable Nouns

Rules For Using Plural
Countable Nouns

1. A determiner must be used before noun(or adverb if adjectives are used, such as a, the, this, one, ours, his etc.

1.A determiner is optional before noun(or adverb if adjectives are used.

2. The article "a" or :an" can be used.

2. The articles "a" or "an" can't be used.

3.Only the number one can be used to state the amount.

3. Any number bigger then two can be used to state an amount.

4. Possessive adjectives my be used such as my, his, our etc.

4.Possessive adjectives my be used such as his, our, etc.

5. Quantifiers can't be used.

5. Quantifiers can be used, such as some, any, many, a lot etc.

6. A demonstrative adjectives can be used such as this, those etc.

6. A demonstrative adjectives can be used such as this, those etc.

Examples of Countable Nouns:     

Nouns

Nouns In The Singular Form

Nouns In The Plural Form

Nouns Represented By A Number

dog

The dog is big.

The dogs are big.

There are six dogs in the room.

boy

The boy is tall.

The boys are tall.

There are three tall boys in my class.

car

Our car is green.

All the cars at work are white.

There are six cars parked on my street.

window

The window is big.

The windows are clean.

The room has three window.


Nouns

Countable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Collective Nouns

Common Nouns

Proper Nouns

Concrete Nouns

Abstract Nouns

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Pronouns

Personal Pronouns

Reflexive Pronouns

Intensive Pronouns

Relative Pronouns