Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Uncountable nouns (such as water, sand, or information) may or may not use a determiner, but they do not use the indefinite articles a or an.

Other determiners include the definite article (the), possessive adjectives (my, his, our), possessive nouns (Joe’s, mother’s), and quantifiers (some, any).

Incorrect I’d like a milk with my dinner.
Correct I’d like milk with my dinner.
Correct I’d like a glass of milk with my dinner.

Depending on context, a noun can be either countable or uncountable.
Correct We need a light in this room.
Correct We need some light in this room.

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