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nature

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


uncountable

Meaning: all living things and the habitats that sustain them
Example sentence: I want my kids to enjoy the beauty of nature, so we're going camping in the forest.

countable

Meaning: the basic character of a person or an animal, or a basic feature of something
Example sentence: An animal like a deer can have a very shy nature, while animals like monkeys can have very lively natures.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "nature" uncountable?
  1. Charles Darwin must have been curious about nature.
  2. Charles Darwin must have had a very curious nature.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
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