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!

 

An Email to the Wedding Planner – English Reading Comprehension

Hey guys, it’s time to play!

Oggi nel nostro blog vi proponiamo una breve comprensione del testo.
L’argomento? L’organizzazione del matrimonio!

Prendetevi il vostro tempo per leggere il seguente testo, un’e-mail scritta da Candace, la futura sposa, ad Anna, la sua wedding planner. Successivamente provate a svolgere i tre esercizi che abbiamo preparato per voi.

An Email to the Wedding Planner:

“Good Morning Anna,

How are you today? I hope you are well!
I want to organize a meeting on Thursday, July 15. What time is good for you? Do you want to meet in the morning or the afternoon?
I want to talk about a couple of things. Firstly, I want to talk about the type of flowers for my bouquet. I think orange lilies, red roses, and sunflowers look beautiful together. Do you think that’s a good idea?
Secondly, I want to talk about the drinks. The drinks for cocktail hour are prosecco, Campari spritz, dry martini, and Cuba libre. Then, I think white wine is a good choice because I want to serve fish for dinner. What do you think?
Please let me know as soon as you can!

Best Regards,

Candace”

Wedding planner | Fill in the Blank

Complete the sentences with the right word.

Wedding planner | Definition Match

Match the words with their definitions.

Wedding planner exercise

Choose the correct answer.

 

Present Continuous Future

Most of the time, we use the present continuous to talk about actions that are happening at the time of speaking. However, it is also extremely common to use it to talk about the future. Not everything in the future, though!

We use the present continuous to explain things that are pre-planned.

Because we also use this tense to speak in the present, it is necessary to add a time reference when speaking in the future.

For example:

I’m taking the train (right now)
I’m taking the train next week (in the future)

We can also use them in the same sentence to refer to different times!

For example:

Kelly is attending a course right now and later she’s going to the cinema, so she won’t be free all day.

As you may know, we can also use ‘going to + infinitive’ instead of the present continuous to speak in the future tense.

For example:

Next week I’m visiting my parents
Next week I’m going to visit my parents

They mean the same thing!

The structure of the present continuous is relatively simple; we take the verb ‘to be’ (am/are/is) + verb + -ing.

To form the negative, we just add the word ‘not’ before the verb.

For example:

I’m going to the restaurant tonight/I’m not going to the restaurant tonight

As always in English, the question form is a little bit trickier. The verb ‘to be’ goes at the start of the sentence…

For example:

Are you joining us at the gym tonight?
Is she coming to the party on Saturday?

As mentioned, the present continuous future is only used for planned events, or something you’re about to start doing (I’m going to bed, I’m going for a shower), so it would be impossible to use it with things you can’t predict.

For example:

It’s raining next month
My arm is hurting tomorrow

Unless you can control the weather or you plan on walking into a wall, of course!

So now you’ve learnt about the present continuous future, why not take our quiz and see how much you remember..?

Present Continuous Future Exercise

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets.