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heat

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


uncountable

Meaning: the quality of being hot
Example sentence: He couldn't stand the heat, so he got out of the sauna.

countable

Meaning: a qualifying race or game at the start of a competition
Example sentence: If we win all our heats, we'll get into the final match.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "heat" countable?
  1. As we waited for the start of our heat, we felt the sun's rays on our backs.
  2. As we waited on the starting line, we felt the heat of the sun on our backs.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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