Countable Nouns – are nouns that can be counted
one apple – I have one apple.
five children – There are five children in the park.
- four dogs – My friend has four dogs.
Two kinds of countable nouns:
- Singular Countable Nouns - nouns that have only of of something
- I have one ball.
- We have a car.
- The girls want a cat.
- Plural Countable Nouns - are nouns that are two or more things or people
- My dogs are big.
- I have two cars.
- The red houses are very nice.
- presented in both the singular form and the plural form
- represented by a number, such as two cats, five books
What are countable nouns:
A countable noun is a type of noun that can be:
|Rules For Using Singular Countable Nouns||Rules For Using Plural Countable Nouns|
|1. A determiner must be used before noun (or adverb if adjectives are used, such as a, the, this, one, ours, his etc.||1. A determiner is optional before noun (or adverb if adjectives are used.|
|2. The article "a" or "an" can be used.||2. The articles "a" or "an" can not be used.|
|3.Only the number one can be used to state the amount.||3. Any number bigger then two can be used to state an amount.|
|4. Possessive adjectives my be used such as my, his, our etc.||4.Possessive adjectives my be used such as his, our, etc.|
|5. Quantifiers can not be used.||5. Quantifiers can be used, such as some, any, many, a lot etc.|
|6. A demonstrative adjectives can be used such as this, those etc.||6. A demonstrative adjectives can be used such as this, those etc.|
|Nouns||Nouns In The Singular Form||Nouns In The Plural Form||Nouns Represented By A Number|
|dog||The dog is big.||The dogs are big.||There are six dogs in the room.|
|boy||The boy is tall.||The boys are tall.||There are three tall boys in my class.|
|car||Our car is green.||All the cars at work are white.||There are six cars parked on my street.|
|window||The window is big.||The windows are clean.||The room has three window.|