What is a countable/uncountable noun? I know that you use less for uncountable nouns and fewer for countable nouns, but what are some examples of each?

Mar 25, 2018

Explanation:

This is the difference between countable and uncountable nouns:

• Countable nouns are, as their name implies, 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, and may be abstract (meaning that they are not tangible - they cannot be felt).
$\rightarrow$Examples: rain, earth, wine, peace

Let's try a couple nouns and see if you can identify whether they are countable or uncountable.

1. Guitar: countable or uncountable?
2. Computer: countable or uncountable?
3. Freedom: countable or uncountable?
4. Shirt: countable or uncountable?
5. Weather: countable or uncountable?
6. Water: countable or uncountable?

$1$, $2$, and $4$ are countable nouns
$3$, $5$, and $6$ are uncountable nouns.