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Note! • Countable

Note! • Countable nouns are nouns we can count. They have singular and plural forms. an apple – two/some apples • Uncountable nouns are nouns we cannot count. They usually have singular forms. (some milk – NOT: milks) These nouns include: food (cheese, meat, flour, sugar, salt, etc.), liquid (coffee, tea, water, etc.) a/an – some/any singular Countable plural affirmative There’s an onion. There are some onions. There isn’t a negative cucumber. interrogative Is there an egg? There aren’t any cucumbers. Are there any eggs? Uncountable singular affirmative There’s some cheese. negative There isn’t any flour. interrogative Is there any butter? We can use some in interrogative sentences to make offers and requests. Would you like some soup? (offer) I’m thirsty. Can I have some tea, please? (request) We need to buy some apples and a bottle of milk. Let’s go to the supermarket. 1 2 Read the rules and the note. How do we use a/an, some, any? Decide if the nouns below are C (Countable) or U (Uncountable). Write the plural form of the countable nouns. 1 apple ➝ ____ C ___________ apples 6 meat ➝ ____ ___________ 2 coffee ➝ ____ ___________ 7 carrot ➝ ____ ___________ 3 water ➝ ____ ___________ 8 lemon ➝ ____ ___________ 4 rice ➝ ____ ___________ 9 strawberry ➝ ____ ___________ 5 burger ➝ ____ ___________ 10 salt ➝ ____ ___________ a kilo of sugar 3 Choose the correct word. 1 Is there some/any sugar? 2 There isn’t some/any flour left. 3 Would you like a/an biscuit? 4 I need some/any milk for my cereal. 5 There’s a/an apple on the table. 6 Can I have some/any chips, please? Partitives We can use both uncountable nouns and plural countable nouns after partitives (phrases of quantity) such as: a bag/bottle/bowl/can etc. Study the examples below. a bag of cherries a bar of chocolate a bottle of mustard a bowl of cereal a can of cola a carton of milk a cup of tea a glass of water a jar of jelly beans a loaf of bread a packet of biscuits a piece of pizza 62 Уџбеник је у процесу одобравања. Овај примерак је одштампан за презентацију и не може се користити у настави. Сва права задржана. Забрањено фотокопирање.

4 Read the table on p. 62. Match the two columns. a bar of 1 a crisps a packet of 2 b juice a can of 3 c chocolate a carton of 4 d soda a loaf of 5 e water a jar of 6 f jam a bottle of 7 g bread I want to make a cake. How much flour have we got? Quantifiers Countable nouns How many biscuits are there? Uncountable nouns How much milk is there? There are too many biscuits. There is too much milk. There are a lot of/lots of biscuits. There is a lot of/lots of milk. There are some/a few biscuits. There is some/a little milk. A bag. But there are very few eggs. Let’s go and buy some. There are (very) few/not many biscuits. There aren’t any/are no biscuits. There is (very) little/ isn’t much milk. There isn’t any/is no milk. 5 Read the rules. Then, choose the correct word. 1 There isn’t many/much milk left. 2 How much/many bread is in the cupboard? 3 How many/much eggs go in the cake mix? 4 He’s got a lot of/a little sweets in his bag. 5 There is many/lots of sugar in this ice cream. 6 We haven’t got many/much orange juice. 7 There are a few/a little apples. Let’s make an apple pie. 8 There’s very few/little butter left. 6 It’s Saturday. Decide on what you need to buy from the supermarket for the week. Write your shopping list. A: Do we need any apples? B: No, we have got a lot of apples. We need some milk. A: How much? B: A carton. etc. Уџбеник је у процесу одобравања. Овај примерак је одштампан за презентацију и не може се користити у настави. Сва права задржана. Забрањено фотокопирање. 63