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Tricky Nouns

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Competition!

  1. The correct answer is:

    • Hey, don鈥檛 drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
      (luggage and research are uncountable nouns).
  2. There are two correct answers:

    • I saw my teacher on the news this morning.
    • Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds.
      (My fiend gave me some important advice - because 鈥渁dvice鈥 is a uncaountable noun; and the other sentence could be: How much money do you earn at your current job?)
  3. The correct answer is:

    • This area is good for growing citrus fruits.
      (I read some interesting news today; I bought some equipment for my home - office)

SUMMARY:
Some nouns can be tricky because:

  1. they can be both countable and uncountable.
  2. they can be contable in English and not countable in other languages or vice versa.

Examples of the first group are: coffee, fruit, hair, fish, time, paper.
Examples of the second group are: news, advice, knowledge, luggage, trash, money, equipment, information, research, music.
Specific examples:

  • NOUN PEOPLE:
    People is a plural noun. The singular form of PEOPLE is person. So when we conjugate this noun, we鈥檙e going to use the plural form: people are 鈥.

  • NOUN MONEY:
    Money is a countable concept but the term is not countable. Only has a singular form. You can count money in coins or in bills.

  • NOUN NEWS:
    News is uncountable. This means that this is the only form that we have to refer to this concept.

  • NOUN LUGGAGE:
    Luggage is also uncountable. The concept can be counted in bags or in suitcases.

My friend made a lot of money because he won the lottery.
You can count bills and coins.
I would buy some coffee.

People can麓t count music.
You won麓t be able to count luggage.
You cannot count my hair.

How many bags do you see on the floor?
How much time would it take to arrive at the mall?
Have you seen the news?

The class exercises:

Affirmative:

  • There is an hair in my soup!!
  • I have three 100 dollars bills in my wallet
  • I love the music of Dua Lipa

Negative

  • I don鈥檛 have money to buy that shirt 馃槮
  • My wife doesn鈥檛 like coffee, she prefer tea
  • I鈥檓 sorry, we don鈥檛 have a table for six people

Questions

  • Can I help you with your luggage?
  • Where are my bags? 馃槷
  • How much time do you need to end the task?

Countable : Coins, bills, suitcase, bags
Uncountable: Money, News, Luggage

Trick Nouns
Uncountable: News, Advice, Knowledge, Luggage, trash, money, equipment, information, research, music.

Both: Coffe, fruit, hair, fish, time, paper

Class practice

A) Correct sentences

  1. Hey, don鈥檛 drink that water as there are hairs in the glass.
  2. I saw my teacher on the news this morning.
  3. Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds.
  4. This area is good for growing citrus fruits.

B)
Countable: coins, bills, people, bags
Both: coffee, hair, paper, time
Uncountable: music, news, money, luggage

C)
Affirmative

  • You can make a lot of money by developing websites.
  • This coffee is tasty.
  • I love listening to music

Negative

  • There is no good news today
  • We don鈥檛 have time.
  • There is no paper.

Questions

  • Do you bring any bags?
  • Do you have some coins?
  • Where is you luggage?

TRICKY NOUNS (SUSTANTIVOS DIFICILES )

Refers to nouns that can be complicated or difficult to use correctly in English due to their grammar rules, pronunciation, or special meanings. Some examples of 鈥 tricky鈥 nouns in English include 鈥渁dvice鈥 and 鈥渁dvise鈥, 鈥渆ffect鈥 and 鈥渁ffect鈥 鈥渨eather鈥 and 鈥渨ether鈥 among others. These words are often confused because they sound or look similar, but they have different meanings and uses. It鈥檚 important to understand these subleties (sutilezas) to use them correctly .

FISH: un solo pez
FISH: varios peces de la misma especie
FISHES: varios peces de distintas especies
The plural of fish is FISH. When referring to more than one spieces, you can use FISHES as plural.

SUMMARY (resumen)

Some nouns can be tricky because:

  1. They can be both countable and uncountable.
  2. They can be countable in English and not countable in the other languages or vice versa.
    Examples of the first group are: coffee, fruit, hair, fish, time, paper.
    Examples of the second group are: news, advice, knowledge (conocimiento), luggage (equipaje), trash, money, equipment, information, research, music.
  • NOUN PEOPLE: people is a plural noun. The singular form of PEOPLE is person, so when we conjugate this noun, we鈥檙e going to use the plural form: people are.

  • NOUN MONEY: Money is a countable concept but the term is not countable. Only has a singular form. You can count (contar) money in coins or in bills (billetes)

  • NOUN NEWS: news is a uncountable. This means (metodo, manera o recurso se usa para lograr un objetivo en particular // Tambien, significar o tener intenci贸n de algo ) that this is the only form that we have to refer to this concept

  • NOUN LUGGAGE: luggage (equipaje) is also uncountable. The concept can be counted in bags (bolsas) or in suitcases (maletas).

COUNTABLES BOTH UNCOUNTABLES
BILLS TIME MONEY
Coins HAIR MUSIC
Bags Coffee LUGGAGE
People PAPER News
Affirmative:

  1. I need to count bills because I want to know how much money have.

  2. I have two hundred coins for my dinner.

  3. at the airport, the security guard checked my bag.

  4. I hate it when people don鈥檛 talk faster.

Negative:

  1. I don鈥檛 want to see my hair looking ugly

  2. I don鈥檛 want my coffee with sugar.

  3. She doesn鈥檛 have more time

Questions:

  1. Alex! are you seeing the news ?

  2. Where is my money?

  3. I don鈥檛 know this music, do you know this music?

I went to the supermarket, but in my bag there wasn鈥檛 enough space to save
I counted the coins i had in order to save money in the bank.
I have to prepare my luggage for the next week to I鈥檒l can travel
I like much to listen to music from Shakira
I don鈥檛 like my hair falling out
I don鈥檛 have spending my time in listening gossips

A. The correct is: hey, don鈥檛 drink that water as there area hairs in the glass

the other two sentences use luggage an research in plural.

  • 3 interrogative statements
  1. How much money do you earn?

  2. Are there many people at the party?

  3. Could you help me with the bags?
    .

  • 3 affirmative statements
  1. I lost all of my luggage at the airport

  2. My friend gave a lot of coffee

  3. I run three times a week
    .

  • 3 negative statements
  1. I don鈥檛 listen to pop music

  2. I don鈥檛 usually read news

  3. I didn鈥檛 order the papers

Three affirmative sentences:
I have to pay 20 bills at the bank.
People like to eat fish.
My 3 bags are very empty.
Three negative sentences:
I don鈥檛 like cold coffee.
I do not have time to cook.
If possible, do not change your hair color.
Three questions:
Would you like to earn more money?
Do I have to buy my luggage?
Could you increase the volume of the music?

Three people are sick.
Three papers fell out.
The paper fell off.
Money is important.

Sentences

Affirmative

Martin really likes to listen classic music

Elizabeth brings a lot of coins to pay the ice cream

This stadium is full of people

Negative

She doesn鈥檛 get up at time

I don鈥檛 change my hair

I don鈥檛 want the cold coffee

Questions

How much money do you earn in this new job?

Do you see the news in the afternoon?

Can you take paper, please?

A. Hey don鈥檛 drink that what as there are hairs in the glass.
C. I saw my teacher on the new this morning
B. This area is good for growing citrus fruits

Trivia Game
Correct Sentences
1.A. Hey, don鈥檛 drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
2. C. I saw my teacher on the news this morning
D. Fishes area present in even greater variety than birds
3. This area is good for growing citrus fruits

the paper has a lot spots of cofee
his hair is blonde but his hairs were black
she like the cofee but take three cofees are too much
four times are the exact time of food times
how much bills you have to pay for allow you the rent?
fourty people need the work visa for stay in EEUU
the bags are so cute
she has the last three coins for do the trip
how much news appear in the tv show?
the money never is enought
her luggage was less than the other time
a huge amount of music were played for the DJ.

C. i saw my teacher on the news this morning.
D. Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds

A and B are wrong because both of them uses advice and money as a countable concept

Correct: B. This area is good for growing citrus fruits

Affirmative:

  1. I need to save money for my next trip.
  2. I love to drink a cup of coffee in a rainy day.
  3. The children found three bills down the street.

Negative:

  1. I don鈥檛 like to waste time in a boring activity.
  2. Don鈥檛 forget to take at least 3 bags when you鈥檒l go to grocery store
  3. The luggage is not ready. You have to hurry up to get on time.

Questions:

  1. How many people did you see on the flight?
  2. How many papers do you need to finish your homework?
  3. Did you listen the news?

Trivia

  1. A
  2. A, C, D
  3. B

Trivia
A is the correct answer because it does not exist Luggages or researches

Contables: Paper, people, bags, coins and bills Both: Hair, coffee and time. Uncountable: Money, news, luggage and music.

quick 02
a) it鈥檚 correct

quick 03
a), c) it鈥檚 correcte

1. b. I lost all of my luggages at the airport 2. a.My friend gave me an important advice c. I saw my teacher on the news this morning
Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
1. A 2. C and D 3. B
A. Hey don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. Luggage is not countable and research neither.
hi *affirmative sentences* the kids are tender in this age you knowledge Will help me to understand more the language I want to feel the snow and relaxing in it... *negative sentences* She doesn麓t give Good advice Don麓t arrived part of the luggage the research that I am doing, don麓t go how I would wait *questions sentences* What do you like music kind? How much hair have a woman?
A. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass.
Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass I saw my teacher on the new this morning Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds This area is good for growing citrus fruits
**COUNTABLES** BAGS, BILLS, COINS **BOTH** COFFEE , TIME, PAPER, HAIR **UNCOUNTABLES** MONEY PEOPLE LUGGAGE NEWS MUSIC
Just B is correct
All are correct
just A is correct
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1. A 2. C and D 3. B
This area is good for growing citrus fruits
I saw my teacher on the news this morning. Fishes are presente in even greater variety than birds
Hey, don麓t drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
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Competition! 1. A. Hey,don't drink thet water as there are hairs in the glass. 2. C. i SOW MY TEACHER ON THE NEWS THIS MORNING.D.Fishes are present in even greater variety then birds. 3. b THIS AREA IS GOOD FOR GROWING CITRUS FRUITS.
1 A 2 C Y D 3 B
Correct answer: Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass.
* How much coffee are you drinking every day? * Don麓t worry about paying for that papper, here in my store it麓s free. * I lost all my luggage on my last trip.
My answers are: 1\. A 2\. C 3\. B
People are busy Money makes me happy We have good news The luggage is uncountable noun Listen to music is my new hobby when I am tired. I have 3 bags in my house. I have earned 45 coins.
b
a y c
Hey, don麓t drink that water as there are hairs in te glass
1. A 2. C-D 3. B
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3. A+c
2. A+c
1. A +c
1. A 2. B and D 3. B
1\. A 2 C y D 3 B
Trivia 1. correct option is A 2. incorrect option are A and B 3. correct option is B
Correct answers: 1\. A. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. 2\. C, D. I saw my teacger on the news this morning. Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds. 3.B. This area is good for growing citrus fruits
-Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. -I saw my teacher on the news this morning -Fishes are present in an even greater variety than birds -This area is good for growing citrus fruits
In exercise 2 all the answers are right.
The correct one is: A B and C are incorrect
I think the correct sentences are: 1- A) Hey, dont drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. 2- I think B is the wrong sentence because should be "How much" not "How many" 3- B) This area is good for growing citrus fruits
1. This area is good for growing citrus fruits.
1. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. 2. I saw my teacher on the news this morning. 3. Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds.
C. I saw my teacher on the news this morning. D. Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds.
A. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass.
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Competition:

  1. A
  2. No answer
  3. B
I love to learn English. That is a fake news from facebook. There are many people, I don't in it. They aren't much money, we can help them with 10 dollars There isn't the bed into the room Is not for discussion, I'ts done Is there enough food for all? The coffee is here, but, where are the cups? How many dishes do you make for dinner?
Trivia game! 1. A). Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. 2. C). I saw my teacher on the news this morning. - D). Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds. 3. This area is good for growing citrus fruits.
Trivia game! 1. Option A. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass. 2. Options C and D are correct. 3. Option B. This area is good for growing citrus fruits. \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Tricky nouns 1. For my thesis I did a lot of research. 2. In my neighborhood we take out the trash on Wednesdays. 3. I love to put music while I'm cleaning my house. 4. Coffee doesn't help me to stay awake. 5. There are too many fish in the sea. 6. I'd love to do 1 paper. ![](https://static.platzi.com/media/user_upload/image-1d8e7c2b-096a-4b21-9063-6482d402a29d.jpg) ![](https://static.platzi.com/media/user_upload/image-5dd285a1-0fd6-4af5-9e40-a9aaa8e676ca.jpg)
  • I have a lot of money in my bank account
  • I don鈥檛 have time for you
  • how many people are here?
a. Hey, dont drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
**Competition:** 1. Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glasses. 2. I saw my teacher on the news this morning | Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds. 3. This area is good for growing citrus fruits.
Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
Countable: Person, Coins, Bills, Suitcases, Bags Uncountable: People, Money, News, Luggage, Advice, Knowledge, Trash, Equipment, Information, Research, Music Both: Coffee, Fruit, Hair, Fish, Time, Paper Hey, don`t drink that water as there are hairs in the lass. I saw my teacher on the news this morning. Fishes are present in ever greater variety than birds. This area is good for growing citrus fruits
Hey, dont drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
1\. A - Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass 2\. C- I saw my teacher on the news this morning 2\. D - Fishes (countable form/variety species) are present in even grater variety than birds 3\. B -This area is good for growing citrus fruits
Trivia game: 1.- Hey, don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass 2.- I saw my teacher on the news this morning Fishes (countable form/variety species) are present in even grater variety than birds 3.- This area is good for growing citrus fruits (coutable form / variety of fruits)
my workshop "So so" 1\. the mushrooms are the future of humanity. 2\. I like to drink four coffees each day 3\. i shouldn鈥檛 spend so much money on a trip affirmatives
this area is good for growing citrus fruits
this 谩rea is good for growing citrus fruit
hey don't drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
hey don't drink that water as there are
  • Affirmative:
    I have three coins in my pocket
    You are my people
    I desire to have a lot of money
  • Negative
    You don鈥檛 know where is the paper
    I can鈥檛 listen some type of music
    I don麓t like coffee
  • Questions
    Did you see the new bills?
    Can you give my two bags?
    Do you understand the news?
  1. A. Hey, don麓t drink that water as there are hairs in the glass
    2.C. I saw my teacher on the news this morning
    D. Fishes are present in even greater variaty than bird
  2. B. This area is good for growing citrus fruits
COMPETITION 1\. A 2\. C + D 3\. B
COMPETITION: The correct option is the A.
ACTIVITY: * A. RIGHT. 2\. * C Right * D. Right. 3 * B. right
1. A) Hey, dont'n drink that water as there are hairs in the glass 2. C) I saw my teacher on the news this morning D) Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds 1. this area is good for growing citrus fruits

TRIVIA GAME

  1. Hey, don鈥檛 drink that water as there are hairs in the glass.
  2. I saw my teacher on the news this morning.
    Fishes are present in even greater variety than birds.
  3. This area is good for growing citrus fruits.
Affirmative: 1. I can write much news on this month. 2. My dog hurry up to me when the music is aloud. 3. All people that are studying a master must be watching a laptop greater than 2 hours daily. Negative: 1. A cup of coffee daily isn鈥檛 better than a chocolate bar. 2. There weren鈥檛 5 coins bought to play that video game. 3. Nobody wants to tell me the current time. Questions: 1. Can anyone provide me with news? 2. Is this paper useful for my daughter鈥檚 task? 3. All paper is produced from trees.
a. B.
A. My friend gave me an important advice C. I saw my teacher on the news morning