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Unit 61. a car / some money (countable / uncountable 1)
(исчисляемые и неисчисляемые существительные 1)

A noun can be countable or uncountable.

Countable nouns

For example:

(a) car (a) hat (a) flower (a) man (a) house (a) party (an) idea
You can use one/two/three ... + countable nouns (you can count them):
countable nouns
Countable nouns can be singular (= one) or plural (= two or more):
a car
my car
two cars
the car etc.
the cars
some cars
many cars
- I've got a car.
-There aren't many cars in the car-park.
Don't use the singular (car/house etc.) alone. You need a/an See Unit 59.
- I haven't got a car. (not 'I haven't got car.')

Uncountable nouns

For example:

water rain air rice salt oil plastic money music tennis
uncountable nouns
You cannot say one/two/three ... + these things: one salt two moneys
Uncountable nouns have only one form:
money the money my money some money much money etc.
- I've got some money.
- There isn't much money in the box.
- Money isn't everything.
Don't use a/an + uncountable nouns: a money a music
But you can say a piece of ... / a bottle of ... etc. + uncountable nouns:
a piece of cheese
a bowl of rice
a game of tennis
a piece of music
a cup of coffee
a can of oil
a glass of water
a bottle of milk
a bar of chocolate
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