Do you know that some of the nouns are uncountable in English? Nouns that cannot be counted are referred to as uncountable. And plural nouns are those that do not have a singular form. Some certain nouns in English are always in plural form. Knowing some of them and understanding the difference between uncountable and plural nouns can help you in many areas of English grammar.
Examples of Uncountable Nouns in English
Uncountable nouns are those that we cannot count. Uncountable nouns in English don’t have a plural form and always use a singular verb:
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.
Detailed explanation of grammar rules related to uncountable and plural nouns can also be found in my 2 English learning videos:
1. IS or ARE with Uncountable Nouns
2. What are Uncountable Nouns in English?
Examples of Plural Nouns in English
Plural nouns only have a plural form and usually use a plural verb:
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, I have a short exercise for you to check your understanding of English uncountable and plural nouns. Correct the mistakes, type your answers in the comments below. Don’t be shy!
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 advices.
6. Do you think they are making progresses with their English?