English TIPS Week 2

Since last week we’ve had some tips about uncountable words …
This week we’re going to see some examples of the countable ones:
Countable nouns are for things we can count using numbers. They have a singular and a plural form. The singular form can use the determiner “a” or “an“.
If you want to ask about the quantity of a countable noun, you ask “How many?” combined with the plural countable noun.
  • A helicopter
  • How many helicopters are there ?
  • An airplane
  • We have more than one airplanes to depart.


  • One employee
  • A lot of employees

    a lot of = a large number when used with countable nouns


  • A magazine
  • I’ll take a few magazines with me for the flight.


  • city
  • Several big cities.

When you learn a new noun, you should check if it is countable or uncountable and note how it is used in a sentence.

See you next week…

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