First you need to remember about uncountable and countable nouns:
– Nouns are either countable or uncountable.
– If a noun is countable we can count it; if a noun is uncountable we can’t count it.
– Uncountable nouns cannot have a number before them (we don’t say: one advice or two news).
– You do not add a/an with uncountable nouns (we don’t say: a good news or an advice).
Look at the picture for the uncountable noun rules.
Here are 10 uncountable nouns which English learners often think are countable:
Before uncountable nouns we often use SOME, ANY, or MUCH:
• I need some advice.
• We don’t have any news.
• He doesn’t have much experience.
We can also use A LOT OF or A LITTLE:
• There is a lot of information.
• They only have a little equipment.
• They don’t have much luggage.
How to make uncountable nouns countable
It is possible to make some uncountable nouns countable by using a word like PIECE:
• a piece of advice
• two pieces of news
• three pieces of information
The nouns experience, progress, trouble and accommodation cannot be made countable in the above way.