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


Meaning: a valuable metal that's used to make jewellery
Example sentence: Is this ring made of pure gold, or is it just gold-plated?


Meaning: a gold medal, or a colour that's similar to gold
Example sentence: The painting has all the golds and browns you find in autumn leaves.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "gold" uncountable?
  1. Thailand got four silver medals in the last Olympic Games, but only one gold.
  2. Have you seen how people in old movies bite coins to see if they're made of gold?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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