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fuel

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


uncountable

Meaning: something that's burned for heat or power, like wood, oil, gas, etc.
Example sentence: Mum thinks her car's broken down, but it's just run out of fuel.

countable

Meaning: a particular kind of fuel
Example sentence: One day we'll run out of fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "fuel" uncountable?
  1. Mario says food is just fuel for the body.
  2. Most of the fuels we use now are unrenewable.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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