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## Are fruit and vegetables countable or uncountable nouns?

CountryGirl
Featured 3 weeks ago

They are countable nouns.

#### Explanation:

Countable and uncountable nouns are are different because:

• Countable nouns are nouns that are able to be counted. They usually have a plural form.
$\rightarrow$Examples: cat/cats, suitcase/suitcases, pencil/pencils...

• Uncountable nouns are nouns that not able to be counted. They usually do not have a plural form.
$\rightarrow$Examples: rain, earth, wine

Fruit and vegetables are able to be counted - and they have a plural form, so they are countable nouns.

## The class teacher arrived right on time : is it transitive ?

CountryGirl
Featured 3 weeks ago

No, it is an intransitive verb.

#### Explanation:

Transitive and intransitive verbs are different in these ways:

• Transitive verbs only make sense when they give their action to another thing. A good way to remember this is:

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{trans}}$itive verbs $\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{trans}}$fer their action.

Examples are:
- Billy $\text{ate}$ eggs for breakfast.
- They $\text{brought}$ clothes to sell.
- Once a month Edgar $\text{gives}$ money to the organization.

These verbs all have something that they are transferring their action to.
$\text{ate" rarr "eggs}$
$\text{brought" rarr "clothes}$
$\text{gives" rarr "money}$

• Intransitive verbs do not need to transfer their action to make sense.

Examples are:
- Lydia $\text{sang}$ yesterday.
- The guinea pigs $\text{ran}$ around in their cage.
- Kites often $\text{get stuck}$ in trees.

These verbs are not transferring their action to anything, so they are intransitive.

• The class teacher $\text{arrived}$ right on time

Arrived is not giving it's action to any other words, so it is an intransitive verb.

## Why is the definite article "the" used before some countries and not before some other countries?

Minhaj Q.
Featured 3 weeks ago

Generally, all prefix of united or archipelagoes of Island countries.

#### Explanation:

The USA, the UK, the Maldives, The Philippines etc need the definite article of THE before the country/countries.

But, North America, North Korea, South Korea like, direction ( an adjective before a country) to a country, we need not any definite article.

One single country name like: SWEDEN, POLAND, DENMARK,INDIA need not any article before them, these are basic rules of thumb that English grammarians have made a convention, simple to memorize.

But if you meant why --a history of it, sorry, I don't know--why. You can search it by google.

Many words or writing terms have histories too, now a different context, like
spelling Varsity vs University

## In paragraph 5, what is the unfinished work to which Lincoln refers? A) continuing the war B) creating a new nation C) securing freedom and equality for all people D) burying all of the soldiers who died in the war I think the answer is either A. or C

David Drayer
Featured 2 weeks ago

C.

#### Explanation:

The quote from John Wycliff used in the Gettysburg address is that this is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Abraham Lincoln makes reference to the nation being founded 70 years before. The unfinished work is the work that was started in 1776 when the United States was first formed.

The work that was started 1n 1776 was a democracy founded on the beliefs stated in the declaration of independence that all men are created equal. The the basic rights of people come from God not the government, these rights are the rights to life liberty and yes equality and that people have the right to establish and control their own form of government.

Abraham Lincoln referred to the Civil War as a contest to see if that ideal of freedom and equality could long endure. Other democratic governments, of Greece, the Republic of Rome, had faltered and failed. The unfinished work was to make sure that the American experiment in democracy could succeed.

The best answer is C based on the context of what Abraham Lincoln actually said in the Gettysburg address.

## Is the following sentence missing semicolons or commas? If so, where?: Large supermarkets fascinate me I can find everything from frozen chow mein to soybean flour in one place.

Serena D.
Featured 1 week ago

Large supermarkets fascinate me; I can find everything from frozen chow mien to soybean flour in one place.

#### Explanation:

Semicolons and commas are both used to join independent clauses (simple sentences).

Commas that join independent clauses must also include a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, yet, or, but, so).

There is no coordinating conjunction to join the independent clauses "Large supermarkets fascinate me" and "I can find everything from chow mien to soybean flour in one place."

Semicolons join independent clauses without coordinating conjunctions.

Examples:

I like oranges; my sister prefers apples. (No coordinating conjunction)

I like oranges, and my sister prefers apples. (Coordinating conjunction and)

## What is the simple subject in these sentences? I have a quick question. This is really confusing me.

Chey
Featured 2 days ago

In the first sentence, "Marshall Taylor" is the simple subject. In the second sentence, "titles" is the simple subject.

#### Explanation:

First, sentence $1$. Whenever you are finding the simple subject, you can cross out any prepositional phrases to make it easier. The sentence is "At age thirteen, Marshall Taylor won his first amateur bicycle race." Prepositional phrases are modifying phrases that modifies a verb or a noun. They begin with a preposition and end with an object of a preposition. For more about prepositional phrases try using www.grammarly.com/blog/prepositional-phrase/.

Now, let's locate the prepositional phrases in this sentence. "At age thirteen" is the only prepositional phrase in this sentence. To make it easier, we can remove the prepositional phrase from the sentence. Now the sentence is "Marshall Taylor won his first amateur bicycle race."

Simple subjects are the person, place, thing, or idea that the sentence is about. In this sentence, Marshall Taylor is the subject. If you were looking for the complete subject, you would begin at the start of the sentence and end at the last word before the verb. If you want more information on this, go to www.chompchomp.com/terms/subjects.htm

The second sentence you would do the same thing. Our sentence is "During those years, international and American championship titles were awarded to Taylor." Let's start by taking out the prepositional phrases. So we removed "During those years" and "to Taylor". Now our sentence is "International and American championship titles were awarded." "International" and "American" are both adverbs modifying an adjective, "championship", so they can't be the simple subject. "were" is the verb, and the subject has to be before the verb. So the simple subject in this sentence, "titles" would be the simple subject,

If this was confusing or if you have another question about the links or anything in my answer, let me know.

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