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blood

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


uncountable

Meaning: the red liquid inside our bodies
Example sentence: It was a deep cut, and there was a lot of blood.

countable

Meaning: (old-fashioned) a rich man who likes to show off
Example sentence: Charles Dickens described young bloods courting the young women of London.


Note: In current American usage, the countable word is most commonly used as a slang term for an African-American male.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "blood" uncountable?
  1. Sherlock Holmes was like any young blood when he was a student.
  2. Sherlock Holmes found a drop of blood on the young man's shoe.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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