Countable/Uncountable Nouns

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Countable/Uncountable Nouns
1 Countable
1.1 Nouns we can count using numbers
1.2 "I've been to five beaches today!"
1.3 when singular words such as "a', 'the', 'my', and 'this' can be used
2 Uncountable
2.1 nouns we cannot count using numbers
2.2 Usually do not have a plural form
2.3 You can have a "bag full of sand" or be "covered in sand" but you cannot put a numerical value in relation to sand, unless talking about individual grains of sand
2.4 Uncountable nouns are usually treated as singular
2.5 Does not use 'a' or 'an' but uses a "something" of, for example. "a grain of sand", "a piece of information"
2.6 also called "mass" nouns
3 Dollar (Countable) Money (Uncountable) Song (Countable) Music (Uncountable) Suitcase (Countable) Luggage (uncountable) Bottle (Countable) Wine (Uncountable)
4 Partitive structure
4.1 Pseudo-partitive nouns exist as a simplified version of the partitive
4.1.1 "a slice of John's pie" (partitive) "a slice of pie" (Pseudo-partitive)
4.2 "Partitive expressions make it possible to count things expressed by uncountable nouns"
4.2.1 "bread" is uncountable but a "loaf" of bread, is countable, or a "slice" of bread
5 a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things
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