noun refers to something that cannot be counted (a mass), and so it does not use a plural form. When a
noun is countable and it refers to only one person, place or thing, the singular form is used. If the noun
refers to more than one, we use the plural form. Plurals are usually created by adding -s to a noun's
When a noun is used, it is important to determine if it is countable or uncountable. If uncountable, the
singular form, but the spelling of plurals varies and can be irregular.
Nouns-Countable / Uncountable
Complete each of the following sentences with an appropriate word or phrase.
1. Donating blood is a good way to savea life because patients often require (
to help treat a fatal disease.
) or platelets
b. was blood
a. a blood
。Radiation, matter, gravitation, electric charge, and magnetism are all invisible physical
a. a phenomenon
C. the phenomenons
3. If people have (
)lasting a week or longer, it may be caused by the flu.
d. the fevers
4. The (
)are using the forensic science lab report to help them in the investigation.
b. police officer
) travels in straight lines, and transmits energy from one place to another.
b. The lights
C. A light
) people think that smoking is healthy, some people do think that smoking is
) people never try to quit smoking.
C. few, quite a few
6. Although (
arelaxing tool. Surprisingly, (
a. quite a little, little
b. little, quitea few
d. quite a few, little
) in the summer camp are interested in nature.
a. Most of childs
b. The most child
c. Most of children
d. Most of the children
) can be dangerous if you don't recognize an adverse reaction.
b. a medicine
d. one medicine
lectronic data exchange via e-mail or the Web is more eco-friendly than using millions of
d. sheets of papers
a. a sheet of paper
c. sheets of paper
b. a sheet of papers
7Of the employees in the company are contract workers.