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Things we don't count


  • We don't count . . .

    • furniture
    • clothing (clothes)
    • money
    • time*
    • luggage, baggage
    • vocabulary
    • slang
    • equipment
    • jewelry
    • information
    • news
    • mail
    • advice
    • silverware
    • software
    • music
    • fruit**

    But we do count . . .

    • tables, chairs, beds, sofas
    • shirts, dresses, shoes, socks
    • dollars, cents, bills
    • hours, minutes, days, years
    • suitcases, bags, briefcases
    • words, phrases, expressions
    • idioms, sayings, terms
    • machines, tools
    • bracelets, necklaces, rings
    • facts, details, examples
    • stories, items, articles
    • letters, packages, post cards
    • tips, ideas, suggestions
    • forks, knives, spoons
    • programs, CDs, disks
    • songs, concerts, operas
    • apples, bananas, cherries


    *You can count time when referring to events or instances.

    For example,

    How many times have you played racquetball?

    I have played three times.

    **Fruit as a category is usually non-count.

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