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


Meaning: a solid material that can be mined, like iron, tin, gold, etc.
Example sentence: The belt's buckle is made of metal, and the strap is made of leather.


Meaning: a particular kind or category of metal
Example sentence: Silver, gold and platinum are some of the most expensive precious metals.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "metal" countable?
  1. How many of these products are made of metal?
  2. How many metals are used to make these products?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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