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Uncountable nouns

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An uncountable noun is a noun that has no plural form.
Uncountable nouns usually refer to abstract things such as ‘advice’, ‘luck’, and ‘information’, or to substances such as ‘milk’, ‘blood’, and ‘smoke’.

Access
Only a few people have access to this information.

Accommodation
Does the company provide accommodation for the workers?

Adulthood
You'll have more freedom in adulthood, but more responsibilities too.

Advertising
A lot of creative people work in advertising.

Advice
If you're not sure what to do, ask your friends for advice.

Aggression
If he needs an outlet for his aggression, he could try boxing.

Aid

Should rich countries give more aid to poor countries?

Air
If there's not enough air in the room, open a window.

Alcohol
Whiskey contains much more alcohol than beer.

Anger
Why was someone with so much anger allowed to own a gun?

Applause
After the concert, the applause went on for at least five minutes.

Arithmetic
I wanted to work in a bank because I was always good at arithmetic.

Art
If you want to learn about art, visit the national gallery.

Assistance
After calling 911 for assistance, we waited for an ambulance.

Athletics
Jenny's very good at athletics, and she's even won some medals.

Attention
The teacher found it difficult to get her students' attention.

Bacon
Would you like some bacon with your scrambled eggs?

Baggage
The customs officer at the airport checked all my baggage.

Ballet
My dad loved ballet, and he even took us to see Swan Lake.

Beauty
Many poets have been inspired by the beauty of nature.

Beef
I don't eat beef or pork, but I like fish and seafood.

Beer
It was a good party, but I think we drank too much beer.

Biology
If you study biology, you'll learn how amazing life really is

Blood
Blood carries oxygen from the lungs to all the body's cells.

Botany
When I studied botany, we often collected plants from forests.

Bread
I sliced a loaf of bread and then made some sandwiches.

Business
Before going into business, ask your father for some advice.

Butter
Would you like some butter on your toast?

Carbon
Climate change occurs when there's too much carbon in the air.

Cardboard
We could get cardboard for our signs by cutting up old boxes.

Cash
If you need some cash, go to an ATM machine.

Chalk
Don't forget to take some chalk to your class.

Chaos
There was chaos after the fire started, with people running in all directions.

Cheese
Do you want some extra cheese on your pizza?

Chess
Do you feel like having a game of chess?

Childhood
For most of my childhood, our family lived in London.

Clothing
We were poor, but we always had enough food and clothing.

Coal
My grandmother used to cook on a stove that burned coal.

Coffee
How many cups of coffee do you drink every day?

Commerce
Some historians say commerce began about 10,000 years ago.

Compassion
The Buddha taught us to feel compassion for all living things.

Comprehension
Sayoko's comprehension of written English is excellent.

Content
This website's content is great, and so is the design.

Corruption
All this corruption has made many politicians very rich.

Cotton
American farmers used African people as slaves to pick cotton.

Courage
The protesters showed so much courage, knowing they could be shot at any moment.

Currency
How much local currency will I need to get a taxi from the airport?

Damage
We couldn't believe how much damage the storm had caused.

Dancing
My legs are sore after so much dancing in the club last night.

Danger
Before the hunter could shoot, the deer sensed the danger and ran off.

Data
How much data can your computer's hard drive store?

Delight
We took great delight in watching our kids act in the play.

Dessert
Would you like some ice cream for dessert?

Dignity
He accepted his defeat with dignity, and waved to the crowd.

Dirt
My brother's face was covered in dirt and his hair was a mess.

Distribution
Marketing ebooks is difficult, but distribution is easy.

Dust
All the furniture in the empty house was covered in dust.

Economics
One of our daughters wants to study economics at university.

Education
To get on in this world, you need a good education.

Electricity
Electricity is dangerous, so don't try to fix the wires yourself.

Employment
She graduated from university two years ago, but she still hasn't found full-time employment.

Energy
Using clean energy like wind and solar power is better than burning coal or oil.

Engineering
If she likes learning about machines, she should study engineering.

Enjoyment
I never thought I'd get so much enjoyment from reading a book.

Entertainment
Television is one of the cheapest forms of entertainment.

Envy
You should have seen the envy on Harry's face when he saw his neighbour's new car.

Gym
My gym costs more than hers, but it's got much better equipment.

Ethics
If schools taught ethics as a core subject, the world would be a much better place.

Evidence
There's a lot of evidence proving he was there, like fingerprints and DNA.

Evolution
Some people still don't believe in evolution from natural selection, despite all the scientific evidence.

Failure
Sometimes we learn more from failure than we do from success.

Faith
I have faith in Mark because he always does what he says he'll do.

Fame
Lots of people dream of fame and fortune, but very few achieve it.

Fiction
Alan's favourite work of fiction is Lord of the Rings.

Flour
If you're going shopping, could you get some flour?

Flu
I've had the flu all week, and I can't stop coughing and sneezing.

Food
If you want to live a long and healthy life, eat good food.

Freedom
If you still don't have freedom, you should be fighting for it!

Fruit
Fruit is delicious, and it's also really good for you.

Fuel
The pump stopped working because it'd run out of fuel.

Fun
Our kids had lots of fun at the beach today.

Furniture
My wife always wants to buy more furniture.

Garbage
Did you remember to take out the garbage?

Garlic
People say garlic makes breath smell bad, but I can't smell it.

Gas
We didn't used that much gas last month, did we?

Genetics
People who breed animals usually know a lot about genetics.

Glass
Bottles made of glass are better for recycling than plastic ones.

Gold
European invaders stole a lot of gold from South America.

Golf
Why don't we have a game of golf on Sunday afternoon?

Gossip
I can't believe how much gossip I heard at Doreen's dinner party.

Grammar
We need activities that make learning grammar more interesting.

Grass
The grass in the back yard's getting too long, so I'd better cut it.

Gratitude
Ricardo expressed his gratitude to all those who'd helped him.

Grief
Maria was overcome with grief when her sister died.

Ground
We lay with our backs on the ground and looked at the stars.

Guilt
Do politicians feel any guilt when they start a war to boost their popularity?

Gymnastics
I really enjoyed watching the gymnastics at the Olympics.

Hair
Harry's hair was long and blond when he was a teenager, but now it's short and gray.

Happiness
They enjoyed many years of happiness together.

Hardware
Your hardware is fine, but you need to get some new software.

Harm
Luckily the storm didn't do any harm to our fruit tress.

Hate
Their eyes were full of hate as they beat and kicked their victim.

Hatred
Why do they feel so much hatred towards gay people?

Health
His health improved a lot after he started exercising.

Heat
The heat from the fire kept us warm all night.

Height
My brother and I are around the same height.

Help
How much help did you get with your homework?

Homework
I did all my homework myself!

Honesty
Are you speaking with complete honesty about this?

Honey
Would you like some honey on your toast?

Hospitality
We were amazed by the hospitality of the people in the village.

Housework
Does your husband do much of the housework?

Humour
Even though it was a serious movie, it had moments of humour.

Hunger
By 2 o'clock in the afternoon, I was feeling pangs of hunger.

Hydrogen
Hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water.

Ice
Would you like some ice in your drink?

Ice-cream
If I eat too much ice cream, I start to put on weight.

Importance
The research shows the importance of regular exercise.

Inflation
Inflation has made everything more expensive than before.

Information
Do you think the information on this website is accurate?

Injustice
Nelson Mandela spent most of his life fighting injustice.

Innocence
Despite their innocence, many good people were sent to jail.

Intelligence
Do you think IQ tests really measure intelligence?

Iron
In ancient Rome, knives and spear tips were made of iron.

Irony
As we stood in the rain, Julie said, with much irony, "Lovely weather, isn't it?"

Jam
Can I have some strawberry jam on my toast, please?

Jealousy
If she even looks at another guy, her boyfriend goes crazy with jealousy.

Jelly
Mum made some red jelly for dessert.

Joy
When I held our first baby, tears of joy ran down my cheeks.

Judo
Did you know that judo is an Olympic sport now?

Juice
Every morning I have a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.

Justice
Those boys who were jailed for a crime they didn't commit are still waiting for justice.

Karake
My brother has a black belt in karate, so don't bully me!

Kindness
If you speak and act with kindness, everyone will like you.

Knowledge
We all need the knowledge and skills that an education provides.

Labour
Does this price include the cost of labour?

Lack
The lack of English-speaking workers is a problem.

Land
How much of this land can be used for farming?

Laughter
There's always a lot of laughter in Maria's classes.

Lava
Look at all that lava coming down the side of the volcano!

Leather
If you're going to ride a motorbike, wear a leather jacket.

Leisure
Her favourite leisure activities are reading and playing tennis.

Lightning
Did you see all the lightning during the storm last night?

Linguistics
If you study linguistics, you'll learn all about language and how it works.

Literature
English literature was my favourite subject at school.

Litter
People who leave their litter behind are lazy and selfish.

Livestock
Are you sure the livestock on this farm is well-treated?

Logic
Can you explain the logic behind your decision?

Loneliness
She lives by herself, but she doesn't suffer from loneliness.

Love
How many different kinds of love can you think of?

Luck
Kim never seems to have much luck when she gambles.

Luggage
Can I leave my luggage here while I go to the bathroom?

Machinery
We'll have to buy a lot of new machinery for the factory.

Magic
You don't really believe in the power of magic, do you?

Mail
Who collects your mail while you're away?

Management
Without good management, a company won't last long.

Mankind
He says mankind's biggest challenge is global warming.

Marble
Is this floor really made of Italian marble?

Mathematics
If you want to be an engineer, you'll have to study mathematics.

Mayonnaise
Do you want some mayonnaise on your salad sandwich?

Measles
His body was covered in red spots, so we thought he had measles.

Meat
Did you buy this meat from our local butcher?

Metal
Bicycle frames are usually made of light-weight metal.

Methane
Is it possible to run a car on methane?

Milk
How many litres of milk do you drink every day?

Money
I'm trying to save enough money to buy a car.

Mud
I fell over and got mud all over my clothes.

Music
What sort of music do you like?

Nature
The beauty of nature has inspired many artists and poets.

News
My dad watches the news on TV every night.

Nitrogen
Did you know that you can't see or smell nitrogen?

Nonsense
You don't believe all that nonsense about ghosts, do you?

Nurture
Parents are responsible for the nurture of their young.

Nutrition
If we eat for nutrition instead of taste, we'll all be healthier.

Obedience
Military commanders expect obedience from their troops.

Obesity
Diseases caused by obesity kill millions of people every year.

Oil
Saudi Arabia makes a lot of money from selling oil.

Oxygen
When you breathe in, your body gets oxygen from the air.

Paper
How many sheets of paper do you need?

Passion
People on both sides of the debate spoke with passion.

Pasta
Spaghetti, ravioli and lasagna are different types of pasta.

Patience
After waiting an hour to see a doctor, I ran out of patience and left.

Permission
You'll need permission from the boss if you want to leave early.

Physics
These new theories in physics are difficult to understand.

Poetry
Have you ever read the poetry of Walt Whitman?

Pollution
Most air pollution comes from cars and factories.

Poverty
Millions of people are still living in poverty.

Power
The police have the power to arrest and charge people.

Pride
We watched with pride as our son was awarded his medal.

Production
Rice production has increased this year.

Progress
I hope you're making progress in your English.

Pronunciation
Your pronunciation of English is excellent.

Psychology
My sister wants to study psychology.

Publicity
The royal wedding got a lot of publicity in the media.

Punctuation
Good punctuation will make your writing easier to read.

Quality
Good quality shoes last longer than shoes of poor quality.

Quantity
The police found a large quantity of stolen goods in the house.

Quartz
Quartz is often used in high-quality watches and clocks.

Racism
Racism is still a problem in many parts of the world.

Rain
All the farmers in our village are praying for rain.

Recreation
Our students want less homework and more time for recreation.

Relaxation
Meditation is one of the best techniques for relaxation.

Reliability
The main selling points for this car are its safety and reliability.

Research
Before writing his book, he put a lot of time into research.

Respect
Children in Asia have a lot of respect for their teachers.

Revenge
The kids got together and planned their revenge on the bully.

Rice
How much rice do you think we need to cook for the stir-fry?

Room
Do you think there's enough room for a piano in here?

Rubbish
Put any rubbish in that bin over there.

Rum
Pirates like Blackbeard loved to drink rum.

Safety
My grandma always worries about safety in airplanes.

Salad
Would you like some salad with your meal?

Salt
Could you pass the salt and pepper, please?

Sand
We went to the beach and built a castle out of sand.

Satire
A lot of political cartoonists use satire in their work.

Scenery
The scenery in the mountains was magnificent.

Seafood
My wife loves seafood, especially lobster and prawns.

Seaside
Every year we spend our vacation at the seaside.

Shame
I'll never forget the shame I felt when I was caught stealing.

Shopping
Can't you think of anything better to do in your free time than shopping?

Silence
After a moment of silence, we started talking again.

Sleep
All animals need periods of sleep, even fish and frogs.

Smoke
We could see the smoke, so we knew there was a fire.

Smoking
Some politicians want to ban smoking in all public places.

Snow
Does it ever snow in Brazil, or is it too hot?

Soap
There's a new bar of soap in the cupboard in the bathroom.

Software
We used to buy software on discs, but now we download it.

Soil
The soil would be healthier if we added manure and compost to it.

Sorrow
Can you imagine how much sorrow his mother must have felt?

Soup
There's a tin of tomato soup in the cupboard if you want it.

Speed
I wonder what the new Ferrari's top speed is.

Spelling
If you read more books, your spelling will improve.

Sport
Do you think Uncle Bill watches too much sport on TV?

Steam
Trains and ships used to be powered by steam.

Strenght
Lifting that heavy sofa took all my strength.

Stuff
What's this brown stuff on the bottom of my shoe?

Stupidity
We're all capable of stupidity from time to time.

Success
Success is great, but you can learn a lot from failure too.

Sugar
How many teaspoons of sugar would you like in your tea?

Sunshine
We need a few minutes of sunshine every day to stay healthy.

Symmetry
The more symmetry there is in a face, the more beautiful it is.

Tea
Would you like a cup of peppermint tea?

Tennis
My grandma is too old for tennis, but she still plays golf.

Thirst
No matter how bad your thirst gets, don't drink sea water!

Thunder
There was a flash of lightning, and then a crack of thunder.

Timber
The frame is made of timber, but the walls are made of brick.

Time
How much time do you spend at your computer every day?

Toast
Would you prefer jam or honey on your toast?

Tolerance
Parents and teachers should encourage tolerance among children.

Trade
How much is our trade with African countries worth?

Traffic
The traffic on Main Street is always bad in the morning.

Transportation
Don't forget the cost of transportation from the airport.

Travel
How much travel will the job require?

Trust
A company that betrays a customer's trust won't last long.

Understanding
The classes will improve your understanding of grammar.

Underwear
Don't forget to take plenty of underwear on the trip.

Unemployment
Unemployment is a serious problem in many countries.

Unity
College initiation rituals are meant to create unity in the group.

Usage
Internet usage in China has increased a lot this year.

Validity
The officials checked the validity of everyone's passport.

Veal
After petting a young calf, my son said he wouldn't eat veal any more.

Vegetation
Elephants can eat many different kinds of vegetation.

Vegetarianism
My doctor explained all the health benefits of vegetarianism.

Vengeance
These two families have been carrying out acts of vengeance on each other for fifty years.

Violence
Both families want to end the violence, but they don't know how to.

Vision
The injury to his eye limited his vision.

Vitality
In their performance, all the dancers showed great vitality.

Warmth
We lay on the sand feeling the warmth of the sun on our bodies.

Water
Is the water here safe to drink?

Wealth
His only goal in life was to accumulate more and more wealth.

Weather
The weather here is always beautiful in spring.

Weight
If I eat too much, I'll start putting on weight.

Welfare
A government's main responsibility is the welfare of its people.

Wheat
Every year we export millions of tons of wheat.

Whiskey
How many glasses of whiskey did you drink?

Width
The pool's length is 100 metres, and the width is 20 metres.

Wildlife
Do you think shooting wildlife should be called a sport?

Wine
Shall we have a bottle of wine with our meal?

Wisdom
There was a lot of wisdom in what our grandmother said.

Wood
Is Jenny's new dining table made of wood?

Wool
How much wool grows on a sheep in one year?

Work
Try to find work doing something you love doing.

Yeast
If you don't add yeast to the dough, the bread won't rise.

Yoga
Yoga has been practised in India for thousands of years.

Youth
Is it better to spend one's youth travelling or studying?

Zinc
Zinc is an important trace element, especially for men.

Zoology
Zoology is one of the most interesting branches of biology.

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