In English, there are some things (nouns) you can count, but there are some others you can’t. For example, you can say 1 apple, 2 apples, 3 apples, but you can’t say 1 rice, 2 rices, 3 rices, that is not common.
There are also some differences. Maybe, in your language you can count a noun that in English is not possible. For example, in Spanish you can say 1 tarea, 2 tareas 3 tareas, but in English you just say: homework. It is not possible to count it. Check the examples to have a better idea.
As you can see, the nouns we count are the ones you can number, for example:
There’s an apple.
There’s a carrot.
There’s a banana.
There are three apples.
There are four carrots.
There are five bananas.
The uncountable nouns are the ones we cannot count, we cannot say the number of them, for example:
There’s rice in the bowl.
There’s water in the glass.
There’s bread in the basket.
Check the next chart to see the most common nouns:
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Drag and drop. Put the food in the correct cabinet. Correct answers will appear in green.
Listen and write in the box C if the noun is COUNTABLE or U if the noun is UNCOUNTABLE.