Definition of countable noun in English:

countable noun

noun

  • another term for count noun
    • ‘The is used with non countable nouns that are made more specific by a limiting modifying phrase or clause.’
    • ‘In most cases countable nouns form their plurals by adding an s.’
    • ‘Plural countable nouns and all non-countable nouns do not require an article.’
    • ‘Non-specific plural countable nouns never have articles; we will never use a with plural countable nouns.’
    • ‘In general, when a countable noun refers to two or more things, it must be put into the plural.’
    • ‘Furthermore, you should know that a singular countable noun must have an article (a, an or the) in front of it.’
    • ‘Use both ‘some’ and ‘any’ with countable nouns when speaking about specific objects.’
    • ‘In the singular, a countable noun cannot be used without a determiner or a possessive: a book, one book, my book, that book, John's book, but not book alone.’
    • ‘In the examples below, the countable nouns are shown in bold.’
    • ‘You can make a countable noun plural and attach it to a plural verb in a sentence.’
    • ‘The former are non-countable nouns, and the latter is a countable noun.’
    • ‘However, they are often counted by using another countable noun signifying a group, a container, and so on.’
    • ‘A singular countable noun usually must have an article preceding it, as in A dog is friendly, or The fire roared.’
    • ‘When using ‘more’ to describe abstract nouns, you would first have to convert such nouns to something countable by adding a countable noun in front.’
    • ‘Do not use an article before a plural countable noun unless you are restricting the interpretation of the noun in some way.’
    • ‘Normally countable nouns have both singular and plural forms.’
    • ‘Note also that ‘counter + uncountable noun’ is used in the same way as a countable noun.’
    • ‘An is used because the initial sound of the noun is pronounced as a vowel. a meeting: meeting is a countable noun in this context and is singular.’
    • ‘Every singular, countable noun in English must have an article, whereas non-countable nouns and plural nouns do not require an article, as in.’
    • ‘Corresponding to the indefinite article with singular countable nouns, we find the zero article with uncountables and with plural countable nouns.’