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


Meaning: a natural state of rest
Example sentence: Fish and reptiles also need regular periods of sleep.


Meaning: a particular period of sleep
Example sentence: If I wake up too early in the morning, I have a short sleep after lunch.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "sleep" uncountable?
  1. Whenever the kids don't get some sleep in the afternoon, they get upset.
  2. If grandma doesn't have a sleep in the afternoon, she gets grumpy.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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