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The noun "air" can be both countable and uncountable.


Meaning: the mixture of gases surrounding the earth
Example sentence: The air in the mountains is very fresh.


Meaning: (old-fashioned) a tune or a melody
Example sentence: Have you ever heard Bach's Air on a G String?

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "air" uncountable?
  1. Handel's song is based on a traditional English air.
  2. Handel found the air in English cities difficult to breathe.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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