Uncountable and plural nouns in English

Uncountable and plural nouns – I need some information

Do you know that some of the nouns are uncountable in English? Some certain nouns are always in plural form. Knowing some of them and understanding the difference can help you in many areas of English grammar.


Uncountable and plural nouns in English

Examples of uncountable nouns

Uncountable nouns are nouns that cannot be counted. Uncountable nouns don’t have a plural form and always use a singular verb:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Furniture
  • Knowledge
  • Equipment
  • Progress
  • Weather
  • Homework
  • Luggage
  • Hair

He refused to give more information about the accident.
The teacher gave me lots of advice about the best book to buy.
We are going to sell some of our furniture.
My knowledge of Italian is very poor.
You need a lot of equipment for scuba-diving.
She is making a steady progress in her French.
Michael got a lot of homework last night.
I always take a lot of luggage when I go on holidays.
Your hair is getting very long.

Examples of plural  nouns

Plural nouns only have a plural form and usually use a plural verb:

  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Pyjamas
  • Scissors
  • Stairs
  • Headphones
  • Trousers

These trousers are too small for me.
We had a few whole weeks of really hot weather and I was wearing shorts.
I am looking for a new skinny jeans.
The scissors are in the cupboard.
Mind the step, these stairs are very dangerous.
These are very nice headphones but they are very expensive.
It is inappropriate to wear pyjamas outside the house.

Use uncountable and plural nouns correctly

Now let’s check your understanding with this short exercise. Correct the mistakes, type your answers in the comments below.

1. I am looking for some informations.
2. I bought a pair of new jeans last week.
3. Your hairs is getting very long.
4. Do you have scissors?
5. My sister gave me some good advice.
6. Do you think they are making progresses with their English?

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