9.1 Count and uncount nouns
Some nouns are countable.
|a book||two books|
|an egg||six eggs|
Some nouns are uncountable.
Some nouns are both!
Do you like ice-cream?
We’d like three ice-creams, please.
9.2 would like
Would is the same in all persons. We use would like in offers and requests.
|‘d like||a drink.||‘d = would|
|Yes/No questions||Short answers|
|like a biscuit?||Yes, please.
No, thank you.
9.3 some and any
We use some in positive sentences with uncountable nouns and plural nouns.
|There is||some||bread||on the table.|
We use some in questions when we ask for things and offer things.
(I know there is some coffee.)
(I know there are some grapes.)
|Can I have||some||coffee, please?|
|Would you like||grapes?|
We use any in questions and negative sentences with uncountable nouns and plural nouns.
(I don’t know if there is any water.)
(I don’t know if she has any children.)
|Does she have||children?|
|I can’t see||rice.|
9.4 How much…? and How many…?
We use How much…? with uncount nouns.
How much rice is there?
There isn’t much rice.
We use How many…? with count nouns.
How many apples are there?
There aren’t many apples.
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