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smoke

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


uncountable

Meaning: clouds that rise from fires, chimneys, etc.
Example sentence: If the wind blew the wrong way, smoke would billow out of my grandma's wood stove and fill the kitchen.

countable

Meaning: a cigarette, or the act of smoking
Example sentence: Every couple of hours, Jimmy would grab his cigarettes and step outside the office for a smoke.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "smoke" uncountable?
  1. We went onto the balcony to see the smoke.
  2. We went onto the balcony to have a smoke.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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