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PLURALS WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

One way to express plurals of uncountable nouns is by use of expressions of quantity.

Example:

a piece of information – pieces of information

a loaf of bread – four loaves of bread

a tin of soup – three tins of soup

a piece of furniture – several pieces of furniture

a litre of milk – twenty litres of milk

a bottle of beer – ten bottles of beer

 

Exercise 9

Supply an appropriate expression of quantity for the following uncountable nouns

  1. a……………………………………. of cigarettes.
  2. two……………………………… of cooking oil
  3. three………………………… of jam.
  4. ten……………………….of butter.
  5. six………………………of soda.
  6. a……………………… of toothpaste
  7. three……………………..of rice.
  8. five ……………………….. of flour.
  9. two ………………………… of chocolate.
  10. four…………………….. of news.

 

See also

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Astronomy

PUNCTUATION

Capitalization

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