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

beer → uncountable

Meaning: an alcoholic drink made with malt and hops

Example sentence: Archaeologists think that beer was first made in the Middle East over 10,000 years ago.

beer → countable

Meaning: a glass of beer

Example sentence: On my eighteenth birthday, my dad took me down to the pub and bought me my first beer.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "beer" uncountable?

a. How many beers did Uncle Bill have last night?

b. How much beer did Aunty Joy drink last night?

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Contributor: Matt Errey