Conclusions

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Summary

There is not a fixed rule for the formation of countable or uncountable nouns:
  • Countable nouns refer to separate objects that can be counted with numbers. They can be used with the indefinite article (a/an).
  • Uncountable nouns refer to abstract nouns, mass objects that cannot be separated. They cannot be used with the indefinite article (a/an) and usually only have the singular form with no plural or the plural form with no singular.

For example:
— “There is a mobile phone on the table.” = Mobile phone is a countable singular noun, that’s why we use indefinite article a.
— “There are two mobile phones on the table.” = Mobile phones is a countable plural noun so we can count them with the number two.
— “My teacher bought furniture for her house. / “My teacher bought furnitures for her house.“= Furniture is an uncountable singular noun that does not have a plural form.
— “The police catch killers.” / “The police catches killers.” = The police is an uncountable plural noun that does not have a singular form.

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