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1) Noncount nouns cannot be counted.
Take a quiz: Count/Noncount 1 (easy)
Take a quiz: Count/Noncount 2 (medium)
Take a quiz: Count/Noncount 3 (advanced)
2) Noncount nouns
do not have a singular or plural form.
A noncount noun works like a singular noun and uses the singular verb form:
3) A and an cannot
be used with noncount nouns.
However, words of quantity can be used to show the amount of the non-count noun:
Take a quiz: Expressions
of Quantity 1 (medium)
Take a quiz: Expressions of Quantity 2 (medium)
4) When making generalizations, noncount nouns are used with no article:
||(traffic in general)
(furniture in general)
5) But--for a specific meaning, noncount nouns are used with an article:
Take a quiz: Article Usage (medium->advanced)
6) Sometimes it seems that noncount nouns are not logical, but if you click here, you will find different types and categories of noncount nouns and you will be able to see some logic in the categories. :-)
Types and categories of noncount nouns
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