Singular, Plural, Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Singular and Plural Nouns

 

Within proper and common nouns, there are different types- Singular and Plural Nouns.

  • Singular Nouns just describe one thing or one person- just one. Eg: Man, Monkey etc.
  • Most singular nouns form the plural by adding -s. Eg: Boats, Cats etc.
  • A singular noun ending in s, x, z, ch, sh makes the plural by adding-es. Eg: Buses, Boxes etc.
  • A singular noun ending in a consonant and then y makes the plural by dropping the y and adding-ies. Eg: Pennies, Daisies etc.
  • Some other nouns welcome different forms for their plurals. Eg: Teeth, Feet etc.

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Nouns can be either countable or uncountable

Countable nouns 

 

  • Refer to something that can be counted.
  • They have both singular and plural forms.
  • e.g. dog/dogsman/men.
  • In the singular, they can be preceded by a or an

Uncountable Nouns

 

  • Do not typically refer to things that can be counted.
  • Do not have plural forms.
  • Eg: Venus, Sherbeth, Wood.
  • Can’t be preceded by or an