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Countable Nouns - English Grammar


Countable Nouns – are nouns that can be counted

one apple – I have one apple.

five children – There are five children in the park.

    four dogs – My friend has four dogs.

There are 2 kinds of countable nouns.

  • Singular Countable Nouns - nouns that have only of of something
    • I have one ball.
    • We have a car.
    • The girls want a cat.
  • Plural Countable Nouns - are nouns that are two or more things or people
    • My dogs are big.
    • I have two cars.
    • The red houses are very nice.

    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.


    Plural Countable Nouns

    Nouns

    Countable Nouns

    Uncountable Nouns

    Collective Nouns

    Common Nouns

    Proper Nouns

    Concrete Nouns

    Abstract Nouns

    Singular Countable Nouns

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    Pronouns

    Personal Pronouns

    Reflexive Pronouns

    Intensive Pronouns

    Relative Pronouns