Why is "It's a nice day today" countable and "It's nice weather today" uncountable?What's the difference?
See explanation below:
Firstly, countable and uncountable parts of speech are only nouns. Therefore the words we are comparing are:
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.