Common Errors with Uncountable Nouns in English

Typical mistakes in the use of uncountable nouns you should know.


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Typical mistakes in the use of uncountable nouns you should know.

  CORRECT >>>>><<<<< INCORRECT

1. (some) advice    >>>>>><<<<<<  an advice/ advices

Correct: They give some advice to people with HIV and AIDS.

Incorrect: They give advices to people with HIV and AIDS.

2. (some) bread >>>>>><<<<<< a bread/ breads

Correct: I just want to eat bread now.

Incorrect: I just want to eat a bread now.

3. (some) equipment >>>>>><<<<<< an equipment(s)

Correct: The photographer came early to set up some equipment.

Incorrect: The photographer came early to set up equipments.

4. (some) furniture >>>>><<<<<< a furniture/ furnitures

Correct: They have got lots of furniture.

Incorrect: They have got lots of furnitures.

5. (some) homework >>>>>><<<<<<< a homework/ homeworks

Corrcet: I have to write up the notes for some homework.

Incorrect:  I have to write up the notes for homeworks.

6. (some) information >>>>>>><<<<<<< an information/ informations

Correct: We have received no information about the accident.

Incorrect: We have received no informations about the accident.

7. (some) luggage >>>>>><<<<<<< a luggage/ luggages

Correct: He asked me to pack my luggage.

Incorrect: He asked me to pack my luggages.

8. (some) money >>>>>><<<<<<< a money/ moneys

Correct: Can you lend me some money until tomorrow?

Incorrect: Can you lend me moneys until tomorrow?

9. (some) news >>>>>>><<<<<<< a new/ two news

Correct: I heard some news in the morning.

Incorrect: I heard two news in the morning.

10. (some) research >>>>>>><<<<<<<< a research/ researches

Correct: She conducts research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Incorrect: She conducts a research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

11. Weather >>>>>>><<<<<<<< a weather/ weathers

Correct: Did you have good weather on your trip?

Incorrect: Did you have good weather on your trip?

12. (Some) work >>>>>>><<<<<<< a work*/ two works (* a work of art)

Correct: I have some work for you to do.

Incorrect: I have two works for you to do.


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