Concrete nouns can be identified by using one of the five senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, and/or hearing).
Abstract nouns cannot be perceived through use of the senses.
Collective nouns refer to a group of people, animals, things, etc.
A proper noun refers to a specific (instead of general) person, place, or thing.
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Countable nouns refer to things that we can count. Such nouns can take either singular or plural form. (Purdue Writing Lab)Uncountable nouns refer to things that we cannot count. Such nouns take only singular form.
Using Articles with Countable and Uncountable Nouns
A countable noun takes either a definite (the) or an indefinite (a, an) article when it is singular.
Below are examples of uncountable nouns with and without articles:
Categories of Uncountable Nouns
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Adjectives that denote quantity with countable and uncountable nouns
- “Count, Noncount Nouns with Articles, Adjectives // Purdue Writing Lab.” Purdue Writing Lab.