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


Meaning: the making and marketing of films and movies
Example sentence: The main forms of cinema include documentary film and narrative film.


Meaning: a place in which films are shown on a big screen ("movie theater" is more common in American English)
Example sentence: The movie starts at 8 p.m., so let's be at the cinema by 7.45.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "cinema" countable?
  1. Do you know much about the history of cinema?
  2. Do you know when the first cinema was opened?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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