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jam

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


uncountable

Meaning: sweet food that's made from fruit and usually spread on bread or toast
Example sentence: Would you like some strawberry jam with your toast, madam?

countable

Meaning: many vehicles stuck together in traffic, or a difficult situation
Example sentence: Brad said he was late because he was caught in a traffic jam.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "jam" countable?
  1. We couldn't get to the supermaket in time because of the traffic jam.
  2. We haven't got jam because we couldn't get to the supermaket in time.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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