Kinds of Noun – Countable and Uncountable Nouns – List

In today’s lesson, I am going to teach you all about Countable and uncountable nouns in the Urdu language.



1- Countable and Uncountable Nouns – Definition


Countable nouns are those that refer to something that can be counted but a smaller number of nouns do not refer to things that can be counted: these are known as uncountable nouns. Countable nouns can be singular (e.g car, baby, house) or plural (e.g cars, babies, houses) but uncountable nouns do not have regularly a plural form for example water, oil, sugar, honesty we cannot say waters, oils and sugars. We can use a determiner “a” or “an” with a singular countable noun, for example, a car or a baby.

2- Countable and Uncountable Nouns – List


Let’s have a look at below list of Countable and uncountable nouns:-

Countable Nouns uncountable Nouns
Car Water
Country Tea
Dog Music
Cat Art
Animal Love
Man Happiness
Person Advice
Bottle Information
Box News
Liter Furniture
Coin Luggage
Note Rice
Dollar Sugar
Cup Butter
Plate Electricity
Fork Gas
Table Power
Chair Money
Suitcase Currency

3- Countable and Uncountable Nouns – Examples


Let’s learn some more Examples that help you become more clear about this lesson.


(i) We can use some, any, a few and many with countable nouns:

  • She has got some dollars.
  • Have you got any pets?
  • I have a few days.
  • They have many cars.


(ii)  We can use some, any, a little and much with uncountable nouns:

  • They have got some luggage.
  • Have they got any luggage?
  • Give me a little water.
  • I have got a little money.


(iii) We do not usually use the indefinite article “a/ an”  with uncountable nouns. We cannot say “a luggage” or “a piece of information”. But we can say something of:

  • a piece of information
  • a bottle of water
  • a grain of rice

4- Uncountable Nouns That Can Be Countable


We can use the same noun as a countable noun and an uncountable noun.


Countable The same word uncountable
This website is one of my friend’s greatest works. Work I will find work and earn money.
I want a paper(newspaper) to read. Paper I want to draw a map of Pakistan. Have you got some paper?
There are two hairs in my coffee. Hair She fixed her hair.
Switch on the lights of the room. Light There comes much light through the window in my room.
How many times have I told you no? time How do you get time for all that?
Children are making much noise. Noise There are so many different noises in the city.


About Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain is an online English teacher. He has been teaching English through Urdu/Hindi for 5 years.