Sources of confusion with countable and uncountable nouns
The notion of countable and uncountable can be confusing.
Some nouns can be countable or uncountable depending on their meaning. Usually a noun is uncountable when used in a general, abstract meaning (when you don't think of it as a separate object) and countable when used in a particular meaning (when you can think of it as a separate object).
glass - Two glasses of water. (Countable) | A window made of glass. (Uncountable) |glasses - I wear glasses. (Always plural)
Some supposedly uncountable nouns can behave like countable nouns if we think of them as being in containers, or one of several types.
This is because 'containers' and 'types' can be counted.
Believe it or not each of these sentences is correct:-
Doctors recommend limiting consumption to two coffees a day.
The coffees I prefer are Arabica and Brazilian.
!Note - In good monolingual dictionaries, uncountable nouns are identified by [U] and countable nouns by [C].
1. The Using of Gerund
Swimming is excellent exercise.
Drinking too much coffee gives him a headache.
Eating too quickly gave him an upset stomach.
Not doing his homework caused him to fail the test.
Not having an answering machine causes him
He dislikes doing homework.
The manager suggested having our meeting
He proposed meeting in a restaurant.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
She's worried about missing her bus.
Are you tired of studying?
She's depressed about not passingthe test.
He's nervous because of not being on time.
He's tired from not getting enough sleep.
His hobby is playing computer games.
My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathroom.
His problem is not coming to class on time.
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2. Passive Voice
3. Practical task
1. Phraseology. Types of phraseological units
3. Practical task