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Hi folks,

I have been studying about uncountable and countable nouns. I would appreciate your help to see if I understand this area of grammar or not. Thanks for any help. Are the below correct?

1. Many people died from disease and starvation. uncountable

2. The walls were made of glass. uncountable

3. My favourite ballet is Swan Lake. uncountable

4. The building was destroyed by fire. uncountable

5. The chicken flew into our garden. countable

6.Use a cloth to clean up the water. countable

7. Her speech is affected by the illness. countable

8. I really should take more exercise. uncountable

The noun is underlined. Thanks Fulvio. Emotion: smile
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Hello, Fulvio - and welcome to English Forums.

These are wrong:

3. My favourite ballet is Swan Lake. uncountable

7. Her speech is affected by the illness. countable
Mister MicawberHello, Fulvio - and welcome to English Forums.These are wrong:3. My favourite ballet is Swan Lake. uncountable7. Her speech is affected by the illness. countable

Thanks for that. How about these ones. Correct?

1 Disease is widespread in this village. Uncountable

2 Here is a book about the diseases of the eye. Countable

3 Ballet is popular in France. Uncountable

4 He likes Ballet. Uncountable

5 The ballets here are popular. Countable

6 Going to ballets are popular in Paris. Countable

7 I will do one exercise. Countable

8 Exercise is good for health. Uncountable

9 Glass is produced in this factory. Uncountable

10 Some chickens escaped. Countable

11 Buy me some chicken for lunch. Uncountable.

12 Get me some bananas. Countable

13 Here is a book about bananas. Countable

Thanks Fulvio.
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All OK.
Mister MicawberAll OK.

Thanks so much. Just these ones and that will be it. I think I understand this area of grammar well enough. Are these correct

1. Get me some milk Uncountable

2. Get me a carton of milk. Countable

3. This is a book about watermelons. Countable

4. This is a book about electricity. Uncountable

5. This is a book about energy. Uncountable

6. The country was in a state of chaos after the election of the new government. Uncountable

Fulvio Emotion: smile
Wrong:

2. Get me a carton of milk. Countable-- 'Carton' is a counter which we use to count uncountable nouns: 2 cartons of milk, one pound of sugar, 3 loaves of bread.
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Mister MicawberWrong:2. Get me a carton of milk. Countable-- 'Carton' is a counter which we use to count uncountable nouns: 2 cartons of milk, one pound of sugar, 3 loaves of bread.

I see. So for eg a loaf of bread. Bread is an uncountable noun being counted by a counter. There are some unusual examples below which I read about on the net.

It's a milk produced in this area. (Countable) It is referring to a kind of milk. So we have here an uncountable becoming a countable for this instance.

I tasted many milks while visiting the factories in this area(Countable). Milks here is referring the kinds of milk produced in the area. So we have here an uncountable becoming a countable.

Interesting discussion this. Fulvio Emotion: smile