Countable and Uncountable Nouns (Part 1)
20/7/17 Countable and Uncountable Nouns (Part 1)
Not all languages treat things in the same way. For example, hair can be uncountable in English, but is plural countable in many languages such as Spanish; grapes is a plural countable word in English, but uncountable in some other languages. Here is a list of some common words which are usually uncountable in English, but which have countable equivalents in some other languages. Corresponding countable expressions are also given.
|accommodation||a place to live
|advice||a piece of advice
|baggage||a piece of baggage; a case/ trunk/ bag|
|bread||a piece of bread; a loaf, a roll|
|chess||a game of chess|
|chewing gum||a piece of chewing gum|
|equipment||a piece of equipment; a tool|
|furniture||a piece/ article of furniture|
|grass||a blade of grass|
|information||a piece of information|
The list goes on tomorrow in Part 2.