A non-countable noun (or mass noun as it's also known) is a noun without a plural form.
Non-countable nouns refer to things that cannot be counted. Look at these examples:
Non-countable nouns are singular.
Examples of Non-countable (Noncount) NounsNon-countable nouns usually fall into one of the following categories:
Making Non-countable Nouns PluralThere are two methods to pluralize a concept expressed by a non-countable noun:
Method 1: Precede it with a [countable noun] + "of". For example:
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USE AMOUNT OF WITH A NON-COUNTABLE NOUN
Use amount of with a non-countable noun. The terms quantity of and number of are used with countable nouns. For example:
SOME ADJECTIVES DON'T WORK WITH NON-COUNTABLE NOUNS
The following adjectives cannot precede a non-countable noun: these, those, each, every, either, and neither.
These adjectives are either for plural nouns or for plural ideas.
Read more about demonstrative adjectives.
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