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Hannah
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Common Uncountable Nouns in English

I've seen a lot of people who speak English as a second language usually feel confused when it comes to countable and uncountable nouns. Here is a list of most common uncountable nouns which are mistaken by English learners. Those who are preparing for the IELTS and PTE might also find the list useful as they are commonly used in these tests. Feel free to add to it. 

Common Uncountable Nouns

Advice Food Attention Behaviour Countryside Equipment Help Furniture  Work

Information Knowledge Pollution Research Software Stuff Transport Evidence


Happy Learning :)


Aug 8, 2016 2:51 AM
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The uncountable nouns that i see almost people make mistake with plural is Information :)
August 8, 2016

Thank you for your contribution Herbert. 

Notice that 'people' is not uncountable. People is the plural form of 'person', so it is countable. As it does not follow the usual pattern of adding plural 's', it is confusing for English learners. 

August 8, 2016

To Richard

Thank you for your useful piece of advice. I appreciate your contribution. 

August 8, 2016

To Bill


There are lots of nouns like this. When an uncountable is used as a countable noun, it is usually because you are talking about distinct examples, such as types/kinds of.

August 8, 2016
Thanks a ton for this interesting post! I thought evidence, advice and food are countable.Thanks again!
August 8, 2016
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Hannah
Language Skills
English, German, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish