These countable and uncountable noun worksheets are for use in homes and classrooms to help practice and consolidate lessons on this subject. We have 3 uncountable and countable versions of these worksheets to cater for learner diversity and ability.
They are 3 versions of these countable and uncountable noun worksheets and we have scaffolded them in difficultly which aims to provide both beginners and more advanced students to get something from their use. They are all in one printable download for ease of use though.
What Are Countable And Uncountable Nouns
A great way to tell the difference between a countable or uncountable noun is to try pluralizing it, that means adding an /s/ at the end. Countable nouns can have single and plural forms but uncountable are in strictly singular forms. For example like cat and cats compared with the word cash.
Although, this being English , It is possible for a word to be both singular and plural and there are eceptions to this rule. . For example, “mouse” is a singular that can also be pluralized- “mice”. There are also many words in English that are the same in both singular and plural forms.
However, there are different types of words as well: countable and uncountable. Countable nouns can be counted more than once while an uncountable noun cannot be counted again and again. There are some factors that help determine if a noun is countable or uncountable.
If you want more on the differences between countable and uncountable nouns we have a full article in the link below.
There are also lessons on YouTube as well. (We will be doing our versions of these this year) but in the meantime we have these to check out
Generally, words that refer to things can be counted. For instance, “table”, “car”, or “apple”, and many more can be counted multiple times
A/ An can mean countable Nouns.
Words that are usually used with the articles ‘a’ / ‘an’ in front of them are normally countable nouns; for example: “a car” or “an apple”. This is because the indefinite articles “a” and “an” are used to modify words that are singular nouns.
You can keep reading or download the worksheets on the link below. Please check out our other resources in the menu above as well.
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Exceptions to the Countable and Uncountable Nouns rule.
There are some exceptions to this for some words though as with most English Grammar rules.
- For example, the word “information” is uncountable in common English, but if you say “a piece of information”, the word can then be countable.
One way to determine if a noun is countable or not is to try to put numbers before it. If the noun can take more than one number, then it is countable; for example: “Two tables”, and “Several cars”. Now try this with three information or two money!
If a word is obviously a countable noun, it is easy to see that it is countable. For example: “One apple” or “Two oranges”.
However, words that seem to be singular in their own right may actually have been counted before.
This has happened with the word “sand”, which normally means grains of sand and grains of sand have already been counted. This happens with other words as well such as “sugar”, which normally refers to crystalized sugar and granulated sugar. It has been counted before as well.
We have an infographic on the types of nouns in English for you to use and share if you need as well. ( just credit us please!)
Feel free to check out the other resources and let us know in the comments if you are looking for other resources.
We have plenty of resources on Nouns, including the infographic above, and will list a few below if you need more.