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|
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.|