Count and Non-count Nouns
|Common nouns are either count
or non-count. COUNT nouns can be "counted", as follows:
It also means that non-count nouns do not take a/an before them:
In general, non-count nouns are considered to refer to indivisible wholes. For this reason, they are sometimes called MASS nouns.
Some common nouns may be either count or non-count, depending on the kind of reference they have. For example, in I made a cake, cake is a count noun, and the a before it indicates singular number. However, in I like cake, the reference is less specific. It refers to "cake in general", and so cake is non-count in this sentence.
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