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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Countable and non-countable nouns 4

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: COUNT or NON-COUNT NOUNS 4 | level: Beginner

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  1. I have _____ courage than you.
    a. less
    b. fewer


  2. He doesn't have _____ strength.
    a. much
    b. many


  3. _____ of the new immigrants to Los Angeles come from Mexico.
    a. Many
    b. Much


  4. There is _____ immigration to Canada now than there used to be.
    a. less
    b. fewer


  5. I only know _____ people in this city.
    a. a little
    b. a few


  6. Hey! I asked for _____ donut and you gave me a muffin!
    a. a
    b. some


  7. In the past month, we have noticed _____ progress in your ability to speak.
    a. many
    b. much


  8. He left _____ of his clothing at his girlfriend's house.
    a. some
    b. a couple


  9. Wow, there's so _____ grass in your yard!
    a. much
    b. many


  10. _____ of the students come from abroad.
    a. Much
    b. Many
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grammar notes
Count or Noncount?
The main difference between count and noncount nouns is whether you can count the things they refer to or not.

Count nouns refer to things that exist as separate and distinct individual units. They usually refer to what can be perceived by the senses.
ex. table, chair word

Noncount nouns refer to things that can't be counted because they are thought of as wholes that can't be cut into parts. They often refer to abstractions and occasionally have a collective meaning (for example, furniture).
ex: weather, furniture, warmth

REMEMBER: One of the main differences in usage between the two types of nouns is that countable nouns CAN be counted - "Two apples, three beds" but non-countable nouns CANNOT be counted - two pieces of furniture (NOT "two furnitures"!)

You can get more info on countable and non-countable nouns by reading the article at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslcount.html.



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