We have created these countable and uncountable noun worksheets for use in homes and classrooms to help practice and consolidate lessons on this subject.
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.
An effective way to tell the difference between a countable or uncountable noun is to try pluralizing it. 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.
It is possible for a word to be both singular and plural. 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
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.
There are some exceptions to this for some words though. For example, the word “information” is uncountable in common English, but if you say “a piece of information”, the word can 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.
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