What is Countable Noun?
Countable Noun is a type of noun in which we can count the number of things, places, etc. In other words, countable things are usually “Count Nouns” or “Countable Nouns”. They can have Singular and Plural forms.
Usually, the Noun is categorized into two types, ie. Countable Noun and Non – Countable Noun.
For example: car – cars, plane – planes, pen – pens, cycle – cycles, book – books, cat – cats, shop – shops, ball – balls, hat, hats, gun – guns, etc.
Few more examples of Countable Noun in both Singular and Plural Forms:
For now let us understand the basic rules of Countable Noun with examples.
Rules to remember
In order to use this type of Noun, you need to understand the usage rules so that you can frame the meaningful sentences with it.
Countable Noun as Singular Form
1) You can use the words like some, more, few and many.
- Raju got more presents this Christmas.
- I don’t have any idea regarding this topic.
- I have some relatives in London.
- Only a few of my friends attended my birthday party.
- For Articles, you can use a/an.
- I am not an introvert.
- Can you purchase me a book for now?
- Can I have a slice of bread?
- I would like to eat an apple after having lunch.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Countable Noun as Plural Form
If Countable Nouns are Plural, then don’t use any articles like “a” and “an”. Just leave as it is.
- I love Strawberries.
- Do you have any plans tonight?
- Many trains delayed today due to bad weather conditions.
- You need to practice more before you play important games.
- I love to eat Oranges.
- If you want to ask the quantity of anything or place (which you can count), then you need to use the word “how many”.
- How many students are there in your class?
- How many of them are participating in car racing?
- How many times do you watch TV daily?
- How many seasons are there in India?
- How many houses do you own?
- How many rooms do you have in your house?
More Examples of Countable Noun (Statements)
- Can I borrow a pen for today’s exam?
- Kamal has three dogs in his house.
- I own a mansion.
- We have 6 subjects for this semester.
- Raju wants to buy two sports cars.
- February has 29 days in a leap year.
- This time I scored more marks than the previous tests.
- Till now only a few of them have climbed the Mount Everest.
- Some students were placed in good placements with high packages.
- How many cars do you own?
- How many years did you spend in London?
- How many days do you take to complete this project?
- There are seven days in a week.
- I am having 6 working days this week.
- There is a book on the table.
- Common Nouns are those nouns in which we can count the number of things, places, etc.
- For example: There are two restaurants near my school.
- The concept of Common noun is quite opposite to Non – Countable Noun.
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