Countable and Uncountable Nouns – English Grammar Exercise

Countable nouns can be counted.

Ex: an orange, three oranges, many oranges.

We can use a/an for singular countable nouns, and some for plural countable nouns. Here are some more examples of sentences with countable nouns. We can also use “many” with countable nouns to describe a quantity.

I have a red car.
She bought some apples at the store.

We saw an elephant at the zoo.

There were many dogs at the park today.

In negative sentences we should use a/an for singular nouns and any for plural nouns.

She doesn’t own a house.
We don’t have any children.

Uncountable cannot be counted.

Ex: milk, water, rice.

We should use “some” when talking about uncountable nouns.

There is some milk in the fridge.
I gave him some money to buy lunch.

In negative sentences, we should use any. We use “much” with uncountable nouns.

There isn’t any rice.
I don’t want any coffee.
We don’t have much money.

So now you’ve learnt about countable and uncountable nouns, why not take our quiz and see how much you remember..?

Countable/Uncountable nouns exercise

Try this practice using a, some, any, much and many!


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