Count nouns are nouns you can count. They exist as individual units, and they can be cut into parts. Some examples of count nouns include tree, house, boy, girl, country, city, idea, etc. Count nouns can be pluralized. We can have three trees, two boys, or many ideas. It is possible to use the articles a and an with count nouns, when there is only one of them. For example, "I made a new friend today," or "That's an interesting idea." Noncount nouns are nouns that can’t be counted or broken into parts. These nouns cannot be pluralized. They have no plural form. Liquids such as coffee or water, abstractions such as love or peace, and collective nouns such as furniture or luggage are all examples of noncount nouns. Noncount nouns cannot be used with the articles a or an. To show the quantity of a noncount noun, we use expressions like some, much, less, a lot of, a little of, etc. For example, "I have a lot of furniture in my house," or, "This guidebook doesn't include much information about French culture." With noncount nouns, we can't use the expressions "a few," "many," "both," "several," "one of," or "a couple of." This is simply one of the rules, or quirks, inherent in the English language.
Below you'll find our count and non-count worksheets. These worksheets deal with nouns which you can count (and need to add s to the end in plural form) or cannot count (and therefore never need to add s in plural form). For example, the words chair and pen are count; to make them plural you need to add s. On the other hand, words like traffic and furniture are non-count; the word remains unchanged in plural form.
Count and Non-Count WorksheetsIn these Count and Non-Count Worksheets, students learn to identify count and non-count nouns. They also allow students to memorize the most commonly used examples.
Ever wonder about why some words don't use s to make them plural? Use this worksheet to practice proper usage.
Answers to the Count and Non-Count Worksheet.
50 practice items that focus on words that end in S, ES, IES, and Non-Count (Ø).
Answers to the Words That End in S Worksheet.
Great practice of when to use too and very. Teaches students to recognize the important difference.
Answers to the Too and Very Worksheet.
Great practice using sentences in which students need to modify a word phrase using a few/(very few)/a little/(very) little.
Answers to the Few and Little Worksheet.
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