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noise

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


uncountable

Meaning: loud or unpleasant sound
Example sentence: The neighbours said we were making too much noise, so I told everyone at my party to be quieter.

countable

Meaning: a particular sound
Example sentence: I heard a strange noise coming from outside the window, but I was too scared to see what it was.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "noise" countable?
  1. I was woken up by a strange noise.
  2. I was woken up by all the noise.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
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