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

noise → uncountable

Meaning: loud or unpleasant sound

Example sentence: The neighbours said we were making too much noise, so I told everyone at my party to be quieter.

noise → countable

Meaning: a particular sound

Example sentence: I heard a strange noise coming from outside the window, but I was too scared to see what it was.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "noise" countable?

a. I was woken up by a strange noise.

b. I was woken up by all the noise.

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Contributor: Matt Errey