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Nouns that are Count and Noncount Quiz 8

1. cheese

In which sentence is the word "cheese" countable?

a. Jarlsberg is a semi-soft cheese that's made in Norway.

b. Norway exports cheese to countries all over the world.

2. dessert

In which sentence is the word "dessert" uncountable?

a. If you want a dessert, why not have some fruit with low-fat ice-cream?

b. If you want some dessert, why not have a banana with low-fat ice-cream?

3. grass

In which sentence is the word "grass" uncountable?

a. Has your husband cut the grass in your front yard yet?

b. Does he know how to trim your ornamental grasses?

4. ground

In which sentence is the word "ground" countable?

a. In cricket, hit the ball along the ground and you won't be caught out.

b. Nearly every small village in England had its own cricket ground.

5. hair

In which sentence is the word "hair" uncountable?

a. The police tested several of the hairs they found to see if the DNA matched.

b. None of the strands of hair they tested matched the DNA.

6. heat

In which sentence is the word "heat" countable?

a. As we waited for the start of our heat, we felt the sun's rays on our backs.

b. As we waited on the starting line, we felt the heat of the sun on our backs.

7. height

In which sentence is the word "height" uncountable?

a. Ever since I was young, I've had a fear of heights.

b. It's not the height that scares me, but falling.

8. pride

In which sentence is the word "pride" uncountable?

a. The sportsman used his high-powered rifle to shoot one of the youngest lions in the pride as it slept.

b. He took great pride in his achievement, even though his telescopic lens allowed him to do it from 300 metres.

9. sleep

In which sentence is the word "sleep" uncountable?

a. Whenever the kids don't get some sleep in the afternoon, they get upset.

b. If grandma doesn't have a sleep in the afternoon, she gets grumpy.

10. weight

In which sentence is the word "weight" uncountable?

a. If you want to lose weight, you should go to a gym

b. If you want to lift weights, you should go to a gym.

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1. In which sentence is the word cheese countable? a) Jarlsberg is a semi-soft cheese that's made in Norway. b) Norway exports cheese to countries all over the world.

2. In which sentence is the word dessert uncountable? a) If you want a dessert, why not have some fruit with low-fat ice-cream? b) If you want some dessert, why not have a banana with low-fat ice-cream?

3. In which sentence is the word grass uncountable? a) Has your husband cut the grass in your front yard yet? b) Does he know how to trim your ornamental grasses?

4. In which sentence is the word ground countable? a) In cricket, hit the ball along the ground and you won't be caught out. b) Nearly every small village in England had its own cricket ground.

5. In which sentence is the word hair uncountable? a) The police tested several of the hairs they found to see if the DNA matched. b) None of the strands of hair they tested matched the DNA.

6. In which sentence is the word heat countable? a) As we waited for the start of our heat, we felt the sun's rays on our backs. b) As we waited on the starting line, we felt the heat of the sun on our backs.

7. In which sentence is the word height uncountable? a) Ever since I was young, I've had a fear of heights. b) It's not the height that scares me, but falling.

8. In which sentence is the word pride uncountable? a) The sportsman used his high-powered rifle to shoot one of the youngest lions in the pride as it slept. b) He took great pride in his achievement, even though his telescopic lens allowed him to do it from 300 metres.

9. In which sentence is the word sleep uncountable? a) Whenever the kids don't get some sleep in the afternoon, they get upset. b) If grandma doesn't have a sleep in the afternoon, she gets grumpy.

10. In which sentence is the word weight uncountable? a) If you want to lose weight, you should go to a gym b) If you want to lift weights, you should go to a gym.

Contributor: Matt Errey


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