Monday, June 28, 2010

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable nouns
Most of nouns are countable. It means you can indicate a quantity of them in an easy way. These nouns can be used in singular, when we refer just to one element, or in plural, when we refer to two or more of them.
To form the plural of countable nouns, in general, we add “s”. When the noun ends in “ch, s, sh, o, x and z” we add “es” to form the plural. If the noun ends in consonant and “y”, we change “y” for “ies”.



One chair

Three chairs

An orange

Twelve oranges

One box

Five boxes

A sandwich

Eighteen sandwiches

One candy

Ten candies

A cherry

Twenty cherries

One quiz

Two quizzes

Nombres contables
La mayoría de los nombres en inglés son contables. Es decir se puede indicar una cantidad de ellos en forma sencilla. Estos nombres pueden usarse en singular, cuando nos referimos a un solo elemento, o en plural, cuando nos referimos a dos o más de ellos.
Para formar el plural de los nombres contables por lo general se le agrega una “s”. Cuando el nombre termina en “ch, s, sh, o, x y z” le añadimos “es” para formar el plural. Si termina en consonante e “y”, se cambia la “y” por “ies”.




Una silla

Tres sillas

Una naranja

Doce naranjas

Una caja

Cinco cajas

Un emparedado

Dieciocho emparedados

Un caramelo

Diez caramelos

Una cereza

Veinte cerezas

Una evaluación

Dos evaluaciones

Uncountable or non countable nouns

Uncountable nouns, also known as “mass nouns”, refer to elements that can no be divided in
parts, like liquids, gas and little grains. Also, uncountable nouns refer to non physical elements like feelings and abstract elements. These nouns only are used in singular.





Water, milk


Air, oxygen


Rice, sugar


Love, happiness

Abstract elements

Music, art

Nombres incontables o no contables
Los nombres incontables, también conocidos como “nombres de masa”, se refieren a elementos que no pueden ser divididos en partes, como los líquidos, gases y granos pequeños. También los nombres incontables se refieren a elementos no físicos como los sentimientos y entes abstractos. Estos nombres solo se utilizan en singular.




Agua, leche


Aire, oxígeno


Arroz, Azúcar


Amor, felicidad

Elementos abstractos

Música, arte

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  1. Ramos teacher.
    I found very interesting about this new item:''countable and non-count nouns'' that almost all the names in English are countable, except the liquid, gaseous, abstract nouns and collective nouns, uncountable almost any name ending in ''s''

    I am a student of the second ''f'' Mendo Cerón

  2. Hello teacher. Estubo Your online class very well, and I learned many things.
    I had fun.

  3. Dear Professor:
    this new item I found very interesting as it is about that most of the names are not accountants, we also learned that to form the plural nouns in general uses the "s" but when it ends in "ch, s, sh, or xyz "is added" is "to form the plural and when it ends in the consonant and" y "is changed and" y "to" ies "

  4. Ok Jose, Saumy and Alex. We did not have time to review this part in class. We will practice this when we go back to school. But it is good if you see the video and understand what it explain. See you next week.