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Count and non-count nouns

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Count and non-count nouns

Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:29 pm
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    Could someone please give some examples of count and non-count nouns?

    I understand that with countable items you use fewer, number, and many. And then with non-countable items you use less, amount, quantity, and much.

    But I have no idea what count and/or non-count nouns or items are!! HELP!!!

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    Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:03 pm
    there are simple examples and the tricky as well.

    which ones do you want?

    things that you can count.
    many people
    fewer buckets of water.

    things we cannot count

    less water.
    much higher.

    these are very simple ex.

    bring specific difficult if you find any problem with them. 8)

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    Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:40 pm
    You can also just literally try to count whatever noun you're examining.

    I can have:
    1 dollar
    2 dollars
    3 dollars

    So I can have many dollars.

    I can't have:
    1 money
    2 moneys
    3 moneys

    So I can't have many money, but I can have much money.

    Literally see if you can count the word - if so, use the "countable" descriptors. If not, use the "non-countable" descriptors.

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