The noun "ground" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: the surface of the Earth
Example sentence: We didn't have anything to sit on, so we sat on the ground.
Meaning: an area of land used for a particular purpose
Example sentence: The army wants this area to be used as a parade ground.
Test your understanding:
- In cricket, hit the ball along the ground and you won't be caught out.
- Nearly every small village in England had its own cricket ground.