Uncountable nouns in English

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS in English are things that we cannot usually count, such as:

Liquids

water

tea

milk

wine

coffee

oil

vinegar

vodka

Food

sugar

rice

bread

salt

cheese

meat

fish

Abstract ideas

anger

fear

happiness

knowledge

nature

space

entertainment

love

Substances & Materials

gas

air

steam

sand

plastic

paper

glass

metal

wool

Others.

money

advice

information

furniture

news

research

evidence

safety

proof

religion

music

weather

hair

work

To find out the quantity of these nouns they usually have to be measured or weighed
with a unit of measurement.

a gallon of petrol

a litre of wine

a pint of beer

a pound of butter

a kilo of rice

a ball of wool

a piece of cake

a spoonful of medicine

a game of tennis

a bucketful of water

a glass of wine

a bottle of vodka

a cup of hot chocolate

a mug of coffee

a pot of tea

a barrel of beer

a pitcher of water

a bag of flour

a pocketful of sand

a sack of money

a carton of orange juice

a plate of fish

a bowl of soup

a lump of sugar

a chunk of cheese

a stalk of celery

a spear of asparagus

a stick of gum

a head of lettuce

an ear of corn

a slice of bread

a clove of garlic

a sprig of parsley

a pile of rubbish

a leaf of lettuce

a sheet of paper

a bar of chocolate

a block of ice

a loaf of bread

a dash of ginger

a pinch of salt

a tin of tobacco

Other units of measurement require a plural

a bunch of grapes

a pod of peas

a handful of olives

an armful of clothes

a box of chocolates

a packet of cigarettes

a stack of books

The plural appears on the unit of measurement

two pints of milk

three litres of water

ten kilos of rice

two loaves of bread

five games of tennis

two types of noun

two teaspoonfuls of sugar

Two bunches of grapes

Two handfuls of olives.

Before uncountable nouns we can use

some

a lot of

lots of

loads of

a ton of

tons of

a type of

a kind of

too much

not much

not enough

no

To ask about quantity we use ‘How much’

Examples: How much time have you got?

Countable nouns in English

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