List of 100+ Countable and Uncountable Nouns

In this section we’ll have a look at brief list of countable and uncountable nouns along with their different categories. Before getting started let us first have a look at what they actually mean ?

Countable nouns or count nouns refer to entities that can be counted. Thus, they can take both singular and plural form. They are preceded by ‘a’ , ‘an’ in singular form or ‘the’ in plural form.

Uncountable Nouns or mass nouns refer to those entities which can not be counted. They usually do not have a plural form but in some contexts they can be used in a plural sense too.

Below is the list of some countable and uncountable nouns to give you a brief idea of their existence in our lives.

List of Uncountable Nouns of different Categories

Here we have a concise list of of items or objects which fall under different categories of uncountable noun like feelings, ideas, liquids etc.

Categories of Uncountable NounsName of Item / Object
Liquidsmilk, water, coffee, oil etc.
GasAir, Oxygen etc.
FeelingsHappiness, joy, jealousy, anger, courage, zeal, enthusiasm, respect, pride, patience, love, kindness, guilt, determination etc.
State of Beinganxiety, stress, sleep, obesity etc.
Phases of Lifechildhood, adolescence, teenage,  motherhood, youth etc.
Amorphous Substancessand, salt, soil etc.
Grainrice, wheat, barley etc.
Natural Phenomenonrain, snow, sunshine, thunder, lightning, wind etc.
Abstract ideasadvise, motivation, weight, time, progress, poverty, news, nature, power, logic, knowledge, intelligence, innocence, chaos etc.
Miscellaneousinformation, chaos, education, unemployment, traffic, transportation, travel, work, trade, shopping, publicity, pollution, nutrition, production, music, magic, laughter, importance, grammar, genetics, entertainment, electricity, economics etc.

List of Countable Nouns of Different Categories

Here we have a concise list of of items or objects which belong to different categories of countable noun like edible entities etc.

Category of Countable NounName of Item / Object
Edible entitiesapple, oranges, carrot, cake, chocolate, ice-cream etc.
Monumentshospital, school, temple, church etc.
Stationarypen, pencil, bag, lamp, book, box, table etc.
Decorationbulb, wreath, mirror, chandelier, garland, ribbon etc.
Part of a Dresstop, skirt, trouser, shoes, sweater etc.
Everyday object of usebrush, mop, broom, umbrella, post-box, mail, computer, phone, bucket, ladle, cup etc.
Things in a Gardenflower, pot, tree, hose-pipe etc.
Miscellaneousbottle, plate, car, fan, trophy, door, calculator, drum, card, bouquet, house, friend, chair, library, question, answer, country, problem, doctor, school, college, teacher, bus, train, guitar etc.

Words which are Both Countable and Uncountable

There are some words which act as both countable and  uncountable depending on the way they are used, let’s look at some of them.

WordCountable UseUncountable Use
 RoomThere are 205 rooms in the mayor’s mansion.There is no room for error.
HairThere was a strand of hair in the soup.He has a lot of hair.
LightThe shop was lit by lights of different colors.There is light at the end of the tunnel.
TruthThe truths stated by him were confirmed by the witness.There was no truth in the matter.

Thus, words are subjective to the reader’s discretion and use.

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