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


Meaning: a thick liquid, such as the dark liquid from underground that's used to make fuel, or a thick liquid that's used for cooking food
Example sentence: Many countries in the Middle East make a lot of money from exporting oil.


Meaning: a particular type of oil
Example sentence: My daughter's a vegetarian, so we have lots of different vegetable oils in our kitchen cupboards.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "oil" uncountable?
  1. How many vegetable oils did they sell at the supermarket?
  2. How much vegetable oil did you buy at the supermarket?

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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