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space

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


uncountable

Meaning: empty area, or the unused part of something
Example sentence: There wasn't enough space on my computer's hard-drive for all the movies I wanted to download.

countable

Meaning: a particular area that has nothing in it
Example sentence: Thai language is difficult to read because there are no spaces between the words.


Note: The word "space" can also mean all of the universe that's outside our planet and its atmosphere. This meaning is uncountable.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "space" uncountable?
  1. Are you sure there's enough space in the garden for a tennis court?
  2. There's a space behind the shed that's big enough for a tennis court.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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