Primary 3 English Countable nouns Uncountable nouns Countable
Primary 3 English Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns
Countable nouns e. g. I eat a banana every day. I like bananas. “Banana” is a countable noun.
Countable nouns A countable noun can be 1. singular (banana) or 2. plural (bananas) Countable nouns are things we can count. So we can say ‘one banana’ , ‘two bananas’ etc.
Countable nouns Examples of countable nouns singular plural apples pineapple cucumber strawberry grape pineapples cucumbers strawberries grapes
Countable nouns We add -es to most nouns in -o: tomatoes potatoes But we just add -s to: radios photos
Uncountable nouns e. g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice. Rice is an uncountable noun.
Uncountable nouns An uncountable noun has only one form. (rice) • Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. • We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.
Uncountable nouns Examples of uncountable nouns: salad dressing lettuce ham water milk
Is/are some Study the following table:
Is/are some We use ‘is some’ when the noun is uncountable. (meat, cheese. ) We use ‘are some’ when the countable noun is plural. (rulers, pencils. )
Isn’t/aren’t any Study the following table:
Isn’t/aren’t any We use ‘isn’t any’ when the noun is uncountable. (milk, coffee. ) We use ‘aren’t any’ when the countable noun is plural. (dishes, watches)
I. Put the correct form of the given words into the spaces. potatoes 1. John is eating some _____(potato). water 2. Is there any ______ (water) in the jar? 3. Mother says, ‘Gogo, please give me some jam _____ (jam). ’ fish 4. There are some _____ (fish) in the river. tomatoes 5. There aren’t any _______(tomato) on the table.
II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”. 1. There is not ____sugar any in the coffee. some 2. There are ______ stars in the sky. any 3. There aren’t ____ roses on the table. some 4. Father says, ‘Please give me ____ oil. ’ 5. Is there ____ orange juice? any 6. There is ____ paper on the desk. some
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