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Nouns that are Count and Noncount Quiz 7

1. gossip

In which sentence is the word "gossip" uncountable?

a. Aunty Joy says her sister May is the worst gossip in our family.

b. Aunty May says her sister Joy loves spreading all the family gossip.

2. grammar

In which sentence is the word "grammar" countable?

a. I must have lost my French grammar on the bus.

b. Sometimes I study French grammar on the bus.

3. love

In which sentence is the word "love" countable?

a. Tim had never felt so much love for someone.

b. He was sure she'd become the love of his life.

4. paper

In which sentence is the word "paper" uncountable?

a. Could you get some toilet paper while you're at the store, please?

b. Could you get me a paper while you're at the store, please?

5. pronunciation

In which sentence is the word "pronunciation" uncountable?

a. The pronunciation of a word can be very different in different countries.

b. A word can have very different pronunciations in different countries.

6. satire

In which sentence is the word "satire" uncountable?

a. One of the best satires ever made was Charlie Chaplin's film The Great Dictator.

b. Chaplin used satire to make fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler look ridiculous.

7. spelling

In which sentence is the word "spelling" countable?

a. Would you like to improve your spelling?

b. Would you like a list of alternative spellings?

8. understanding

In which sentence is the word "understanding" countable?

a. After coming to an understanding, we went into business.

b. He explained his understanding of how business works.

9. usage

In which sentence is the word "usage" uncountable?

a. The word "doth" was part of common usage in Shakespeare's time.

b. One usage of "doth" was similar to that of "does" in modern English.

10. youth

In which sentence is the word "youth" uncountable?

a. Most of the youths were sitting inside playing computer games.

b. I spent most of my youth sitting inside playing computer games.

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1. In which sentence is the word gossip uncountable? a) Aunty Joy says her sister May is the worst gossip in our family. b) Aunty May says her sister Joy loves spreading all the family gossip.

2. In which sentence is the word grammar countable? a) I must have lost my French grammar on the bus. b) Sometimes I study French grammar on the bus.

3. In which sentence is the word love countable? a) Tim had never felt so much love for someone. b) He was sure she'd become the love of his life.

4. In which sentence is the word paper uncountable? a) Could you get some toilet paper while you're at the store, please? b) Could you get me a paper while you're at the store, please?

5. In which sentence is the word pronunciation uncountable? a) The pronunciation of a word can be very different in different countries. b) A word can have very different pronunciations in different countries.

6. In which sentence is the word satire uncountable? a) One of the best satires ever made was Charlie Chaplin's film The Great Dictator. b) Chaplin used satire to make fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler look ridiculous.

7. In which sentence is the word spelling countable? a) Would you like to improve your spelling? b) Would you like a list of alternative spellings?

8. In which sentence is the word understanding countable? a) After coming to an understanding, we went into business. b) He explained his understanding of how business works.

9. In which sentence is the word usage uncountable? a) The word "doth" was part of common usage in Shakespeare's time. b) One usage of "doth" was similar to that of "does" in modern English.

10. In which sentence is the word youth uncountable? a) Most of the youths were sitting inside playing computer games. b) I spent most of my youth sitting inside playing computer games.

Contributor: Matt Errey


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