Countable and uncountable nouns

It’s important for students to learn the difference between countable and uncountable nouns, as their usage is different regarding both determiners and verbs. 

What is a countable noun?

Countable nouns are nouns that we can count using numbers. In its singular form it’s one and in plural its’ two and more numbers. The singular form uses he determiner “an” or “an”.

For example:

One dog; two dogs. We have two dogs at home.

One idea; two ideas. I just had a great idea!

Countable nouns example

What is an uncountable noun?

Uncountable nouns are nouns that we cannot count with numbers. They may be words for abstract ideas or physical objects that are too small or without a clearly defined shape or form to be counted. Uncountable nouns are used with a singular verb as they do not have a plural form.

For example:

Money. I have a lot of money saved in my bank account.

Sugar. He added too much sugar to his tea.

Uncountable nouns example

In our grade 3 grammar section we have created a set of worksheets for students to work on countable and uncountable nouns.

Noun worksheets: countable or uncountable

In these worksheets, students classify nouns in sentences as countable or uncountable.

Countable uncountable nouns worksheets