Why is "It's a nice day today" countable and "It's nice weather today" uncountable?What's the difference?

1 Answer
Mar 18, 2018

See explanation below:


Firstly, countable and uncountable parts of speech are only nouns. Therefore the words we are comparing are:

#"day"# and #"weather"#

So what is the difference between countable and uncountable nouns?

  • Countable nouns are nouns that are able to be counted . They usually have a plural form.
    #rarr#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.
    #rarr#Examples: rain, earth, wine

So, as they've already told you:

  • Day is a countable noun . You can count the number of days because it has a plural form
  • Weather is an uncountable noun . You can't count "weathers", because a plural form does not exist.