Free English Course Online 12
- Vocabulary related to
- much or many? countable and uncountable nouns
1/ Vocabulary Practice
- the dog runs
- in the park
- many dogs
- to be safe
- it is not safe
- a road roads
- on the road
- too much traffic
- a friend friends
- to have many friends
- much time
- to count
- i can count
- to count something
- a task tasks
- to clean
- to cook
- to learn
- How much time?
- How many minutes?
- There is
- there are
- many students
- at school
- not much work
- One Two Three
- Four Five Six
- Seven Eight Nine
- Ten Eleven Twelve
2/ Grammar Practice
“Many” or “much”?
Nouns can be put into different categories such as plural and singular, but also countable and countable.
Countable nouns = we can count them
They have a singular and a plural form.
“car” is a countable noun
cars, two cars…
The car is mine.
The cars are his.
Uncountable nouns = we can’t count them
They only have one form, the singular form. They do not have a plural form so they always use a singular verb. They cannot use the articles “a”, “an” or a number (one, two, three…) before them.
“butter” is an uncountable noun
butters (does not exist)
a butter (does not exist)
two butters (does not exist)
Countable nouns are very common (a sister, a classroom, a friend, a teacher…). So how can I recognise uncountable nouns?
Uncountable nouns are often:
- abstract ideas: love, beauty…
- liquids or gases: water, milk, air, coffee…
- materials: wood, gold, paper…
- food (certain foods generally cut into small parts): bread, cheese, pasta…
- made of smaller parts: sugar, rice…
- others: advice, work, news, furniture, information, luggage, money…
When we are talking about a large or small quantity we can use “lots of” or “a lot of” with both countable and uncountable nouns:
- “language” is a countable noun > I speak lots of languages. I speak a lot of languages. / I don’t speak lots of languages. I don’t speak a lot of languages.
- “coffee” is an uncountable noun > I drink lots of coffee. I drink a lot of coffee. / I don’t drink lots of coffee. I don’t drink a lot of coffee.
We can also use “many” with countable nouns and “much” with uncountable nouns, when talking about a large or small quantity (in a positive or a negative statement):
- “lesson” is a countable noun > I have lots of English lessons. I have a lot of English lessons. > I have many English lessons./ I don’t have lots of English lessons. I don’t have a lot of English lessons. I don’t have many English lessons.
- “work” is an uncountable noun > I have lots of work. I have a lot of work. > I have much work. / I don’t have lots of work. I don’t have a lot of work. I don’t have much work.
3/ Sentence Practice
- The dog runs in the park. I have a dog. There are many dogs in the park. They run in the park because it is safe.
- It is not safe to run on the road. There are many cars on the road. There is too much traffic.
- I have many friends, I have one, two, three friends. I do not have much time. I can count my many friends but I can’t count time.
- I have many tasks and I have too much work. I can count my tasks. I clean, I cook, I learn. I cant count my work
- If I can count something, I can say many, If I can’t count something I say much.
- One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve.
- How much time? How many minutes
- I learn English with my Teacher. I run in the park with my dog.
- There are many students at my school. There is not much work today.
4/ Practice Quiz
Complete the quizzes below.
- Today’s words:
- Today’s grammar and sentences: