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Nouns that can be counted are called [[countable noun]]s; nouns that can't be counted are [[uncountable noun]]s.  This concept is distinct from [[grammatical number]]; hence there are [[countable singular]]s, [[countable plural]]s, [[uncountable singular]]s and [[uncountable plural]]s.
 
Nouns that can be counted are called [[countable noun]]s; nouns that can't be counted are [[uncountable noun]]s.  This concept is distinct from [[grammatical number]]; hence there are [[countable singular]]s, [[countable plural]]s, [[uncountable singular]]s and [[uncountable plural]]s.
  
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An uncountable noun may have a subtly different [[meaning]] to its countable equivalent.  Since all [[Teflpedia]] article titles are singular but articleless, it may be unclear to which concept a title refers.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:31, 16 January 2020

Countability is a grammatical property of nouns, found in English and related languages.

Nouns that can be counted are called countable nouns; nouns that can't be counted are uncountable nouns. This concept is distinct from grammatical number; hence there are countable singulars, countable plurals, uncountable singulars and uncountable plurals.

An uncountable noun may have a subtly different meaning to its countable equivalent. Since all Teflpedia article titles are singular but articleless, it may be unclear to which concept a title refers.