[Noun] – Lesson 4: How to Count Non-Count Nouns

Introduction

Although non-count nouns are supposed to be uncountable, we sometimes need to count them. At least, we sometimes need to explain the quantity of something which is non-count. We can do this by using a measurement word, or counter, like this:

a bar of chocolate a bar of chocolate
two loaves of bread two loaves of bread
three slices of meat three slices of meat

It’s useful to learn some of the most common measurement words and how they are used. Here are some examples:

Measurement word Nouns used with it
bar chocolate
soap
cube sugar
ice
game tennis
soccer
cards
glass wine
beer
water
juice
piece advice
information
baggage
clothing
furniture
homework
machinery
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