ice cream

The noun "ice cream" can be both countable and uncountable.

ice cream → uncountable

Meaning: a sweet frozen food made from milk

Example sentence: I was bored so I ate a whole tub of ice cream, and then I felt sick as well!

ice cream → countable

Meaning: a small amount of ice cream on a stick, in a cone, or in a small container

Example sentence: I can't go that way because I always buy an ice cream when I go past that shop.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "ice cream" uncountable?

a. Does everybody want to have an ice cream?

b. Does anybody want to have some ice cream?

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Contributor: Matt Errey