The Nouns and Number :
(i) All countable nouns may be used in the singular or plural.
If they are singular, they have an article (ie) a, an, the or a determinative in front of them.
There are two kinds of uncountable nouns:
(i) Those that name materials
Examples : Steel, air, soil, wood, water, acid, meat, rice,
flour, coffee, tea, fruit etc.
(ii) Those that name abstract ideas, qualities or actions
Examples : Flour cannot be counted as also Meat, Fatness Or Thinness cannot be counted.
So, uncountable nouns are used only in singular.
Though uncountable nouns are singular, we never use a or an with them.
I am going to buy some meat.
So, also, with abstract nouns.
It is only….He has some intelligence.
We also say,,,,,She is fairly clever.
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