Countable And Uncountable Nouns Exercise For Class 9 CBSE

Some nouns refer to people or things that can be counted. These are called countable nouns. Examples are: book, pen, child, country, apples, birds etc.

Countable nouns have singular and plural forms. Singular countable nouns can be used with the articles a /an.
Some nouns refer to materials, ideas, liquids or abstract concepts that cannot normally be counted. These are called uncountable nouns. We cannot use numbers or the article a/an with uncountable nouns.

Common uncountable nouns are: water, rice, weather, wool, money, health, wealth etc.

Many uncountable nouns have corresponding countable expressions. For example, advice is uncountable in English. The corresponding countable expression is ‘a piece of advice’.
Fill in the blanks with an appropriate noun.

1. Nobody likes to listen to ……………………….. (advice / an advice)

2. I want …………………… advice. (an / some)

3. I am looking for …………………….. (an accommodation / a place to live in)

4. Let’s play …………………………. (a chess / a game of chess)

5. We bought ………………………. yesterday. (a furniture / a piece of furniture)

6. We heard ……………………….. thunder. (a / a clap of)

7. I have heard ………………………. news. (a / a piece of)

Answers

1. Nobody likes to listen to advice.

2. I want some advice.

3. I am looking for a place to live in.

4. Let’s play a game of chess.

5. We bought a piece of furniture yesterday.

6. We heard a clap of thunder.

7. I have heard a piece of news.

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