the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English


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

air → uncountable

Meaning: the mixture of gases surrounding the earth

Example sentence: The air in the mountains is very fresh.

air → countable

Meaning: (old-fashioned) a tune or a melody

Example sentence: Have you ever heard Bach's Air on a G String?

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "air" uncountable?

a. Handel's song is based on a traditional English air.

b. Handel found the air in English cities difficult to breathe.

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey