Non Countable Noun
 
 
 
 
Non Countable Noun

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a non-countable noun and study examples of non-countable nouns.
Non Countable Noun Definition
  • A non-countable noun:
  • is also called a non-count noun, uncountable noun, or a mass noun
  • is a word used to describe something that cannot be counted
  • does not have a plural form
  • is similar to a collective noun and the opposite of a countable noun
Non Countable Noun Examples
  • I know the importance of learning English.
  • Please check your baggage at the counter.
  • The fog became very thick.
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (abstract nouns)
  • advice, afterthought, anger, art, beauty, behavior, childhood, confidence, courage, democracy, education, energy, enjoyment, entertainment, friendship, fun, grammar, hate, hatred, happiness, health, help, history, homework, honesty, importance, information, insurance, intelligence, justice, knowledge, laughter, law, love, luck, music, news, noise, patience, peace, permission, politics, practice, pride, progress, proof, schizophrenia, secrecy, slang, sleep, time, unemployment, violence, vocabulary, wealth, work
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (mass noun)
  • baggage, cash, change (money), clothing, equipment, furniture, garbage, homework, jewelry, junk, luggage, machinery, mail, make-up, money, postage, silverware, stuff, trash, vocabulary
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (liquid substances)
  • beer, cream, gasoline, honey, juice, ketchup, lotion, milk, oil, salad dressing, sauce, shampoo, soda, soup, syrup, tea, vinegar, water, wine
  • Note: liquid substances are non-countable nouns but can be counted with an appropriate unit of measure
  • ie: glasses of milk
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (solid substances)
  • bacon, beef, broccoli, butter, celery, chalk, chicken (meat), chocolate, corn, cotton, detergent, dirt, dust, film, fish, flour, food, garlic, glass, gold, grass, hair, hamburger (meat), ice, lettuce, meat, paper, pepper, pork, rice, salt, sand, seafood, silver, spaghetti, spinach, soap, sugar, toothpaste, wheat, wood, yogurt
  • Note: solid substances are non-countable nouns but can be counted with an appropriate unit of measure
  • ie: spoonfuls of rice
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (natural and physical environment)
  • air, carbon dioxide, cold, darkness, electricity, fire, fog, heat, humidity, light, lightning, mist, oxygen, rain, scenery, smog, smoke, snow, sunshine, temperature, thunder, warmth, weather, wind
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (activities)
  • athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, camping, cards, chess, conversation, cooking, cycling, dancing, darts (game), driving, football, golf, gymnastics, hiking, jogging, poker, reading, running, sailing, singing, soccer, shopping, slating, skiing, studying swimming, surfing, tennis, traveling, volleyball, walking, wrestling
  • The following words are non-countable nouns (school majors)
  • accounting, art, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, civics, economics, engineering, geography, geometry, history, journalism, linguistics, literature, mathematics, music, nutrition, physics, psychology, science, sociology, speech, writing
 
Additional Information
Commonly Used Nouns
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of nouns. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
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An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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