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Count and Non-count Nouns in Context

Here are some phrases and sentences using count and non-count nouns in context.
See also: Free-English-Study: Count and Non-count nouns
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Non-count Nouns

I'd like to buy some ____________.


How much do you need?

Let's see. Five ____s* should be enough.


All right. Five____s of ________.

Anything else?

No, that will be all for today.


*Use measure words with non-count nouns.
For example:


Three bottles of milk.
Two cans of soda pop.
A pound of ground beef.

Count Nouns

I'd like to buy some _______________s.


How many do you need?

Let's see. Five (of them) should be enough.


All right. Five __________s.

Anything else?

No, that will be all for today.


Measure words can also be used for count nouns.
For example:


Four boxes of crackers.
A package of cookies.
Six pounds of apples.

Or : Six apples
Seven donuts

See also:

Grammar : Count/Non-Count Nouns

Vocabulary : Containers

Textbook : English Knowhow, Book 1, Chapter 7

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16