You are given a block of text which explains the theory of this concept.
Once you have read the theory, do the exercises given below to test how well you have understood the ideas.
How to do the Exercises:
You are given a set of words.
You are also given some sentences with input boxes, and you are required to use the words to complete the sentences correctly.
You can put your chosen word into the input box by first clicking on the word and then in the input box.
The word will appear in the input box.
If it is correct, it will go green, and if not, it will go red.
CONFUSING COUNTABLES AND NOT COUNTABLES
The word NEWS in English is not countable.
- I heard A new NEWS. (incorrect)
- I heard SOME NEWS. (correct)
The word ADVICE is not countable in English.
- I gave him some ADVICES. (incorrect)
- I gave him some ADVICE. (correct)
The word trousers has an S at the end, but that doesn't mean there are two, so we say A PAIR OF TROUSERS, not A TROUSERS.
The same applies to some other words:
A pair of glasses.
A pair of pyjamas.
A pair of scissors.
A pair of shorts.
A pair of jeans.