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Thus, uncountable nouns have always only one form:

money — the money — my money — some money — much money etc.

I’ve got some money.
There isn’t much money in the box.
Money isn’t everything.

There are, however, some uncountable nouns that are plural and are followed by a plural
. Be careful with the following words:

Your clean clothes are on the bed.

Your new jeans look great!


Uncountable nouns can stand alone or be used with determiners (e.g. my, hersome,
nothe, this, that) and expressions of quantity (e.g. a lot of, (a) little, some, much):

She’s been studying hard and has made a lot of progress.
This coffee is a bit old, I’m afraid.
I’d like some water, please.
There is a lot of snow on the road.
They gave me some information about the courses.

Since uncountable nouns have no plural, we can’t use ‘a’ and ‘an’ with them:

NOT: an advice, an information, a money, a music, a water.

As we have seen, some determiners can be used with all nouns whether countable or
uncountable. For example, the word ‘some‘ can be used with both:

I would like some crackers.
He would like some water.

However, other determiners can only be used with countable nouns and some can only be
used with uncountable nouns. For example, the article ‘a‘ is used with singular countable


Countable and Uncountable Nouns With Exercises

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