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youth

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


uncountable

Meaning: the time in someone's life when they're young
Example sentence: My cousin did lots of exciting things during his youth, but then he became a tax consultant.

countable

Meaning: a young man
Example sentence: Youths in brightly-coloured shirts chased a ball on a field to impress the young females of their tribe.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "youth" uncountable?
  1. Most of the youths were sitting inside playing computer games.
  2. I spent most of my youth sitting inside playing computer games.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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