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Phenomena There are some singular nouns often mistaken as plural nouns because they end with “s”. www.manhattanreview.com c 1999 - 2008 Manhattan Review Sentence Correction Guide – Grammar Review 2 Citrus
Statistics 1.1.3 Countable and Uncountable Nouns Another way to group nouns is separating them into countable nouns and non-countable nouns. Countable nouns usually have both
singular and plural forms. Uncountable nouns are used just as singular.
• Countable nouns can be counted in the number of 1, 2, 3. . . . Examples are desk, pen, person.
• Uncountable nouns can not be counted in any numbers. Rather, they are considered an entire item. Some most commonly
used uncountable nouns are water, health, and money.
Other examples of uncountable nouns include:
Sometimes a noun is used as an uncountable noun when it is referred to the entire idea or substance, but it can be used as a countable
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⇒ 3 Countable pieces or containers for things.
Uncountable: I prefer tea to coke.
Countable: Two teas (two cups of tea) for us, please. ⇒ Different brands, makes, or types.
Uncountable: I love cheese.
Countable: There are so many cheeses to choose from. ⇒ A speciﬁc example.
Uncountable: She has shiny hair.
Countable: I found a hair today in my sandwich. It grossed me out.
Uncountable: He is great at sport.
Countable: Skiing is a popular sport in Austria. 1.1.4 Collective Nouns Certain nouns are used to just describe a collection of people, items, or events in their entirety. Even though they are referring to
more than one thing in the collection, they are singular. However, when they are used to represent a number of collections, then they
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1.2.1 4 Pronoun
Pronoun Types A pronoun is a part of speech that is typically used as a substitute for a noun or noun phrase. There are eight subclasses of pronouns,
although some forms belong to more than one group:
(1) personal pronouns (I, you, he/she/it, we, you, they)
• Make sure sentences use them consistently
(2) possessive pronouns (my/mine, his/her/its/hers, their/theirs, our/ours, etc.)
• Do not change the gender of noun as in French
(3) reﬂexive pronouns (myself, yourself, him/herself, ourselves, themselves, etc.)
• No reﬂexive verbs in English
(4) demonstrative pronouns (this/these, that/those)
• Nearness in location
• That (pronoun) vs....
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