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Is the noun countable or uncountable?



Is the noun countable or uncountable?

The first step is to determine whether the noun is countable or uncountable. You can use a dictionary to check this.

Countable nouns can be either singular or plural

  • computer / computers
  • idea / ideas
  • information medium / information media
Examples
  • A computer can be used for the simulation
  • The students had several ideas for the project
  • Each group must choose one information medium for the project
  • Most engineers use computers nowadays

Uncountable nouns appear only in the singular form

  • information (not informations)
  • knowledge (not knowledges)
  • research (not researches)
Examples
  • The Internet gives people access to information.
  • The aim of the project is to gain knowledge about Global Positioning Systems.
  • The information I found on the Internet was very useful.
  • There seems to be a lot of research on the topic.
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