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


Meaning: the buying and selling of goods and services
Example sentence: International trade is very important for a country's economic success.


Meaning: a type of skilled work, or a particular type of business
Example sentence: A lot of young people are learning a trade instead of studying at university.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "trade" uncountable?
  1. Maria wants to study the history of trade.
  2. Julio wants to learn a trade like plumbing.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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