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marble

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


uncountable

Meaning: a type of stone often used in buildings
Example sentence: They must have spent a small fortune on all that marble in the bathrooms and the floors.

countable

Meaning: a small glass ball used for playing games
Example sentence: Like all my friends at school, I had a bag of marbles that I played with at lunchtime.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "marble" uncountable?
  1. All the marble in the cathedral came from Italy.
  2. All the schoolboys collected colourful marbles.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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