Count/Non-Count Nouns

Count nouns are the names of objects which can be counted, such as elephants:
Non-Count nouns are the names of things or substances which cannot be counted, such as water:

You need to know the difference between count and non-count nouns in order to

  • use articles (the and a/an) correctly
  • use plurals correctly
  • use quantity words or quantifiers (e.g. much or many) correctly