unit47 - a little bit of salt two bits of cheese b For many...

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Unit 47: MASS NOUNS Mass nouns do not have a singular or plural form (Unit 45). We cannot say a water or three waters; we just say water. 1 Important mass nouns All liquids coffee juice gas milk oil tea soup water Some food butter cheese flour food fruit rice honey meat parsley toast sugar salt Materials cotton leather gold metal paper wood Abstracts advice education information knowledge homework life l o v e m u s i c n e w s t i m e Also furniture hair luggage money weather 2 How to count mass nouns a For many mass nouns (except liquids), we can use bit: a bit of advice
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Unformatted text preview: a little bit of salt two bits of cheese b For many mass nouns (except liquids and some abstracts), we can use piece a piece of bread two pieces of information c For liquids and some food, we can use containers: a jar of honey three cups of coffee a bottle of water d For liquids, food and material, we can use measuring words: ten litres of gas fifty grams of sugar NOTICE: It is correct to say two coffees, please in a café because we understand two cups of coffee. NOTICE: Unit 56 shows you other words to use with mass nouns....
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