Prime 6 - Unit 5 - Non-Count Nouns Made Countable (Frank Couto) (1)

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Non-count Nouns Made Countable : 

Non-count Nouns Made Countable 6 Unit 5 – Page 52

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Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) 6 Check the sentences below that are correct and cross the ones that aren’t. Some people think that a wine a day is good for health. Some people think that a few wine a day is good for health. Some people think that wine are good for health. Some people think a little wine a day is good for health. Some people think that wine is good for health.

Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) : 

Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) 6 Why are these sentences incorrect? Some people think that a wine a day is good for health. Some people think that a few wine a day is good for health. Some people think that wine are good for health. Incorrect because wine is a non-count noun, so the indefinite article a can’t be used with it. Incorrect because wine is a non-count noun, so the quantifier a few can’t be used with it. Incorrect because wine is a non-count noun, so the verb following it has to be in the singular.

Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) : 

Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) 6 How can we count a non-count noun? We can use phrases that give them a form. For breakfast, I had _______________ bread and _______________ milk. a loaf of a glass of Let me give you _______________ advice. Save time for your family and friends. a piece of Last year, she got _______________ clothing for her birthday, didn’t she? an article of I’d like only _______________ salt in _______________ soup. a grain of a bowl of

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6 Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) fruit energy hatred eternity rice rice soccer behavior lightning kindness tennis sand courage clothing bread advice paper rain thunder coffee

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6 Some nouns can be countable or non-countable, depending on their meaning. Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) I have three daughters, so I have to buy three different shampoos. I got some shampoo in my eyes this morning. That’s why they are red now. ____ ____ a) Uncountable - liquid soap for hair b) Countable – a brand of shampoo a b

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6 Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) Could you please turn off the light on your way out? Sun light is essential because it provides us with vitamin D. ____ ____ a) Uncountable – a type of energy b) Countable – a light source, e.g., a lamp My hair looks terrible today. I think it is because of the new shampoo I am using. That restaurant sucks. The last time I was there, I found a hair in my dish. ____ ____ c) Uncountable – all the hair on the head d) Countable – a single hair b a c d

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6 Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) My doctor told me to have a fruit for breakfast. Do you know why fruit is essential for your body? ____ ____ a) Countable – a single piece of fruit b) Uncountable – a type of food I got all the answers correct through sheer chance. Though our chances are minimal, we must defend them with bravery. ____ ____ c) Countable – a possibility d) Uncountable – luck a b d c

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6 Non-count Nouns Made Countable (Unit 5 – Page 52) Cross the sentences below that have a mistake. Correct them. If they don’t have a mistake, just check them. Be careful with a love. It can bring you happiness, or it can make you miserable. I always talk to her because she gives me good advices. In Italy, we always have a bread when we eat pasta. love pieces of advice. In relationships, there is always jealousy where there is love.