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uncountable nouns

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uncountable nouns

Postby Hela » Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:26 pm

Dear Alan,

Here is a long list of sentences to complete that I divided into several posts. I hope you wouldn't mind.

List 1:

Dear teachers,

Would you please correct my exercise? Hope it's not too long.

Put in the missing words where necessary.
1 …… antique furniture is expensive, but you can find it cheaply in England. = X (nothing) / a piece of

2 …… education is compulsory in most countries of the western world. = X

3 I wanted to give him ……assistance, but was forcibly restrained from doing so. = some

4 He had …… luggage with him which I helped him to carry. = plenty of / much ?

5 I gave him …… excellent advice about looking after the canary but of course he didn’t take ……….
= a) X / some b) ?


Thank you very much for your help and patience.
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Re: uncountable nouns

Postby Alan » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:25 pm

Put in the missing words where necessary.
1 …… antique furniture is expensive, but you can find it cheaply in England. = X (nothing) / a piece of


2 …… education is compulsory in most countries of the western world. = X

3 I wanted to give him ……assistance, but was forcibly restrained from doing so. = some

4 He had …… luggage with him which I helped him to carry. = plenty of / much ?

5 I gave him …… excellent advice about looking after the canary but of course he didn’t take ……….
= a) X / some b) ?
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1. X is the better answer: the reference is general.
4. 'a lot of' would be more natural.

Others OK.
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