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


Meaning: the hard material in trees
Example sentence: My wife is much stronger than me, so she chops all the wood we burn in our fires.


Meaning: a particular type of wood
Example sentence: Many woods are great for making furniture, but my favourites are teak and English oak.

Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "wood" uncountable?
  1. Stanley always prefers to make his sculptures out of wood.
  2. Stanley uses a number of different woods in his sculptures.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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