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


Meaning: sweet food eaten at the end of a meal
Example sentence: What would you like for dessert?


Meaning: a particular type or category of dessert
Example sentence: If you want to lose weight, you shouldn't eat so many desserts.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "dessert" uncountable?
  1. If you want a dessert, why not have some fruit with low-fat ice-cream?
  2. If you want some dessert, why not have a banana with low-fat ice-cream?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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