Uncountable nouns


Uncountable nouns
General
homework
equipment
luggage
clothing
furniture
machinery
gold
silver
cotton
glass
jewelery
perfume
soap
paper
wood
petrol
gasoline
baggage
hair
traffic
Abstract
advice
help
fun
recreation
enjoyment
information
knowledge
news
patience
happiness
progress
confidence
courage
education
intelligence
space
energy
laughter
peace
pride
Food
food
flour
meat
rice
cake
bread
ice cream
cheese
toast
pasta
spaghetti
butter
oil
honey
soup
fish
fruit
salt
tea
coffee
Weather
thunder
lightning
snow
rain
sleet
ice
heat
humidity
hail
wind
light
darkness
Languages
English
Portuguese
Hindi
Arabic
Japanese
Korean
Spanish
French
Russian
Italian
Hebrew
Chinese
Subjects/Fields
mathematics
economics
physics
ethics
civics
art
architecture
music
photography
grammar
chemistry
history
commerce
engineering
politics
sociology
psychology
vocabulary
archaeology
poetry
Sports
golf
tennis
baseball
basketball
soccer
football
cricket
hockey
rugby
chess
poker
bridge
Activities
swimming
walking
driving
jogging
reading
writing
listening
speaking
cooking
sleeping
studying
working
Nouns that Are Countable and Uncountable
accommodationuncountable: a place to live in or stay atcountable: an agreement between opposing people or organizations
aiduncountable: money or help given to those who need itcountable: something that helps you to do something
airuncountable: the mixture of gases surrounding the earthcountable: (old-fashioned) a tune or a melody
artuncountable: paintings, sculpture, drawings, etc.countable: an activity that needs special training or knowledge
balletuncountable: a style of dancing that tells a storycountable: a particular work of classical dance
beautyuncountable: the quality that makes someone or something beautifulcountable: a beautiful woman, or an excellent thing
beeruncountable: an alcoholic drink made with malt and hopscountable: a glass of beer
blooduncountable: the red liquid inside our bodiescountable: (old-fashioned) a rich man who likes to show off
breaduncountable: a common food that's made from wheat or other grainscountable: a particular variety or type of bread
businessuncountable: the activity of making, buying or selling things for moneycountable: a particular company or other commercial organisation
cheeseuncountable: a solid dairy foodcountable: a particular kind or variety of cheese
cinemauncountable: the making and marketing of films and moviescountable: a place in which films are shown on a big screen ("movie theater" is more common in American English)
coffeeuncountable: a drink made with ground, roasted seedscountable: one cup of coffee
currencyuncountable: the banknotes and coins used in a countrycountable: the monetary unit of a particular country
dangeruncountable: the possibility of something very bad happeningcountable: a person or thing that can harm or kill
delightuncountable: a feeling of great happinesscountable: something or someone that makes us happy
depressionuncountable: a feeling of great sadness that can require medical treatment to curecountable: a period of little economic activity when many people lose their jobs
dessertuncountable: sweet food eaten at the end of a mealcountable: a particular type or category of dessert
distributionuncountable: the transportation and delivery of goods to shops and buyerscountable: the geographic range of a species, a language, a disease, etc.
employmentuncountable: the giving of work to someone, or the state of having workcountable: an exchange of labour for payment, usually under contract
enjoymentuncountable: the pleasure you get from somethingcountable: an activity or experience that gives pleasure
entertainmentuncountable: films, concerts, sports, TV shows, etc. that an audience can enjoy countable: a particular performance or activity that people enjoy
failureuncountable: lack of success in doing somethingcountable: a person or thing that is not successful
faithuncountable: strong belief in someone or somethingcountable: a particular religion
fooduncountable: things that people or animals eatcountable: a particular type or category of food
freedomuncountable: the state of being free to do what you wantcountable: the right to do what you want to do
fruituncountable: food that contains seeds, like apples, oranges, pears, etc. countable: a particular kind or category of fruit
fueluncountable: something that's burned for heat or power, like wood, oil, gas, etc.countable: a particular kind of fuel
gasuncountable: any substance like air that's neither solid nor liquidcountable: a particular type of gas
glassuncountable: the material used to make windows, bottles, fishbowls, etc.countable: a drinking vessel made of glass
golduncountable: a valuable metal that's used to make jewellerycountable: a gold medal, or a colour that's similar to gold
gossipuncountable: stories about other people's private lives, often untrue or exaggeratedcountable: a person who likes telling and hearing gossip
grammaruncountable: the rules of a languagecountable: a book that describes the rules of a language
grassuncountable: a common plant that's eaten by horses, cows, sheep, etc.countable: any particular type of grass
grounduncountable: the surface of the Earthcountable: an area of land used for a particular purpose
hairuncountable: the mass of fibres on your headcountable: a single strand of hair
heatuncountable: the quality of being hotcountable: a qualifying race or game at the start of a competition
heightuncountable: how high something is, or how tall someone iscountable: a high place or position
ice creamuncountable: a sweet frozen food made from milkcountable: a small amount of ice cream on a stick, in a cone, or in a small container
injusticeuncountable: unfair treatment or mistaken legal judgementcountable: a particular action, judgement or situation that's unfair
intelligenceuncountable: the ability to understand and think about complex ideascountable: a particular type or class of intelligence
ironuncountable: a strong, hard metalcountable: a household appliance for smoothing out wrinkles in clothes
ironyuncountable: humour in which someone says the opposite of what they really meancountable: an event or situation that involves a contradiction of some sort
jamuncountable: sweet food that's made from fruit and usually spread on bread or toastcountable: many vehicles stuck together in traffic, or a difficult situation
jealousyuncountable: unhappiness felt when you think someone you like wants somebody else, or when someone else has something you want countable: an action or comment that shows jealousy
joyuncountable: a feeling of great happinesscountable: something that makes you feel very happy
juiceuncountable: liquid that's squeezed from fruit or vegetablescountable: one glass of juice, or a particular kind of juice
kindnessuncountable: the quality of being kind to people or animalscountable: a kind act
landuncountable: the earth's surface, or part of this surfacecountable: a country or region
loveuncountable: a strong affection for someone countable: a person, thing or activity that you love
marbleuncountable: a type of stone often used in buildingscountable: a small glass ball used for playing games
meatuncountable: animal or bird flesh eaten as foodcountable: a particular type of meat
metaluncountable: a solid material that can be mined, like iron, tin, gold, etc.countable: a particular kind or category of metal
natureuncountable: all living things and the habitats that sustain themcountable: the basic character of a person or an animal, or a basic feature of something
noiseuncountable: loud or unpleasant sound countable: a particular sound
oiluncountable: a thick liquid, such as the dark liquid from underground that's used to make fuel, or a thick liquid that's used for cooking food countable: a particular type of oil
paperuncountable: a material that's used for writing on, printing on, or wrapping things incountable: a newspaper
passionuncountable: very strong feeling or emotioncountable: a very strong interest in something or someone
poweruncountable: the ability to control people, places or thingscountable: a country with a lot of political, economic or military power
prideuncountable: positive emotion felt when you or someone you know achieves something specialcountable: a group of lions
productionuncountable: the process of making or growing thingscountable: a film, play, television or radio programme
pronunciationuncountable: the sounds made when speaking a language or saying a wordcountable: a particular way of pronouncing a word or a language
qualityuncountable: the standard of something, or how good it iscountable: a particular feature of someone or something
quantityuncountable: the amount of somethingcountable: a particular amount of something or number of things
roomuncountable: the space needed for somethingcountable: a space inside a building with walls, a floor and a ceiling
saladuncountable: raw vegetables like lettuce, tomato, cucumber, etc. mixed togethercountable: one serving of salad, or a particular type of salad
satireuncountable: humour used to criticize someone or somethingcountable: a movie, book, play, etc. that uses satirical humour
silenceuncountable: total quiet, or no sound at allcountable: a period of time when nobody's speaking
sleepuncountable: a natural state of restcountable: a particular period of sleep
smokeuncountable: clouds that rise from fires, chimneys, etc.countable: a cigarette, or the act of smoking
soiluncountable: the top layer of earth in which plants can growcountable: a particular type or category of soil
sorrowuncountable: a feeling of great sadnesscountable: an event that causes great sadness
spaceuncountable: empty area, or the unused part of something countable: a particular area that has nothing in it
speeduncountable: how fast something or someone movescountable: a particular speed
spellinguncountable: the ordering of letters to form a wordcountable: a particular way of spelling a word
sportuncountable: physical activities in which players compete individually or in teamscountable: a particular kind of sport
strengthuncountable: physical power, or how strong someone or something iscountable: an important ability or feature
successuncountable: the achievement of a goalcountable: a successful person, event or result
sugaruncountable: sweet crystals added to drinks like tea and coffeecountable: one teaspoon of sugar, or a particular type of sugar
teauncountable: a drink made by adding boiling water to dried plant partscountable: one cup of tea, or a particular type of tea
timeuncountable: duration as measured by clockscountable: a particular occasion or time when something happened
toastuncountable: sliced bread that's been heated and browned in a toastercountable: the act of drinking to someone's happiness or success
tradeuncountable: the buying and selling of goods and servicescountable: a type of skilled work, or a particular type of business
trustuncountable: the belief that someone or something is honest or won't cheat youcountable: a legal arrangement or organization that manages someone's money or property
understandinguncountable: comprehension of the facts about something, or comprehension of someone's situation or feelingscountable: an informal agreement
usageuncountable: the way that words are used in spoken or written languagecountable: a particular meaning or usage of a word
visionuncountable: the sense of sight, or the ability to see countable: an idea of what the future could be like
weightuncountable: how heavy someone or something iscountable: a heavy object that's used to build muscle mass and strength
whiskyuncountable: a strong alcoholic drinkcountable: one glass of whisky
widthuncountable: how wide something iscountable: a measured piece of cloth, or the width of a swimming pool
wineuncountable: an alcoholic drink made from grapes, or a similar drink made from rice, elderberries, etc.countable: a glass of wine, or a particular type of wine
wooduncountable: the hard material in treescountable: a particular type of wood
workuncountable: a job done for money, or any productive activitycountable: something created by a writer, painter, musician, or other artist
youthuncountable: the time in someone's life when they're youngcountable: a young man


Here are some of the most common containers / quantity expressions for these uncountable nouns:
accommodation - a place to stayadvice - a piece of advice baggage - a piece of baggagebread - a slice of bread, a loaf of breadequipment - a piece of equipmentfurniture - a piece of furnituregarbage - a piece of garbageinformation - a piece of informationknowledge - a factluggage - a piece of luggage, a bag, a suitcasemoney - a note, a coinnews - a piece of newspasta - a plate of pasta, a serving of pastaresearch - a piece of research, a research projecttravel - a journey, a tripwork - a job, a position
Here are some more common uncountable food types with their container / quantity expressions:
liquids (water, beer, wine, etc.) - a glass, a bottle, a jug of water, etc.cheese - a slice, a chunk, a piece of cheesemeat - a piece, a slice, a pound of meatbutter - a bar of butterketchup, mayonnaise, mustard - a bottle of, a tube of ketchup, etc.

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