GRAMMAR ZONE: COPING WITH UNCOUNTABLE OR NON-COUNT NOUNS
An article written by Moshood Alabi, PhD Candidate, University of Lagos, Nigeria
- It does not change in form both in singular and plural forms
- It cannot be quantified through the cardinal numbers like one,two and three
What is the need for this piece?
Some users tend to use some needless determiners to make uncountable nouns look countable. Let us examine some of the determiners that must not be used before uncountable nouns.
I have a piece of work to do.
However, it was established by some users especially in some dictionaries that the indefinite article can be used when the uncountable noun is preceded by an adjective.
Several behavior was observed.✖
Moshood Alabi is a writer, an English language instructor, a public speaker and columnist. He is the Director of Studies of Stylisticians School of Public Speaking and Communication Skills (SSSPSC) in Nigeria.