Nouns that can be Countable and Uncountable
Sometimes, the same noun can be countable and uncountable, often with a change of meaning.
|There are two hairs in my coffee!||hair||I don't have much hair.|
|There are two lights in our bedroom.||light||Close the curtain. There's too much light!|
|Shhhhh! I thought I heard a noise. |
There are so many different noises in the city.
|noise||It's difficult to work when there is too much noise.|
|Have you got a paper to read? (newspaper) |
Hand me those student papers.
|paper||I want to draw a picture. Have you got some paper?|
|Our house has seven rooms.||room||Is there room for me to sit here?|
|We had a great time at the party. |
How many times have I told you no?
|time||Have you got time for a coffee?|
|Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's greatest works.||work||I have no money. I need work!|