Countable and Uncountable Nouns Worksheet

Nouns refer to names of persons, animals/birds, places and things. And nouns can be generally classified into two categories, namely countable nouns and uncountable nouns. While knowing what nouns are and what are the different types of nouns, children also learn about what are countable nouns and what is not. BYJU’S has several countable and uncountable nouns worksheets that children can easily download for their practice.

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Countable Nouns

The fundamental question that parents or teachers can face while teaching countable nouns is what does countable nouns mean. Countable nouns are those types of nouns that can be counted, be it in singular or plural form. For example, “the boys are in the prayer hall.” Here boys will come under countable as even though plural, they can be counted. Parents can find a number of countable nouns worksheets for their children on our BYJU’S website.

Uncountable Nouns

As the name suggests, uncountable nouns are those nouns that can not be counted but can be measured (quantity). For example, sand; grains of sand can’t be counted but can be easily measured using a weighing scale. Nouns like stars, water, sand, sugar, oil etc., come under uncountable nouns.

Tips to Keep in Mind While Using Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Once the kids have developed a basic understanding of countable and uncountable nouns, they should also learn which article or adjectives to use with either or both of them. Here is a list of articles and adjectives that we can use with countable and uncountable nouns.

  • Used with only countable nouns – a, a few, many, few. For example, if it’s given “A few students attended the meeting.”, it means that those students can be easily counted.
  • Used with only uncountable nouns – a little bit of, much, little. For example, “Add a little bit of more salt to the food.”, since salt can’t be counted.
  • Used with both countable and uncountable nouns – the any, lots of, enough, some etc. are used with both uncountable as well as countable nouns. For example, “There are lots of apples in the basket”. Here, lots of is used with countable nouns. Similarly, “The mother baked the cake with lots of love”. Here, lots of is used with an uncountable noun, i.e. love.

Frequently Asked Questions on Countable and Uncountable Nouns Worksheet

What is the difference between uncountable and countable nouns?

Countable nouns are those nouns that can be counted like apples, boys, pencils, toys, whereas uncountable nouns are those that can’t be counted like sugar, love, salt, sand etc.

Where to find countable and uncountable nouns worksheet with answers PDF?

BYJU’S has several countable and uncountable nouns worksheets with answers pdf. The worksheets are made keeping in mind the grasping ability of primary class students. Parents, as well as children, can easily download these worksheets.

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