Uncountable nouns
Carla M.
em 16 de Abril de 2019

What is an Uncountable Noun?

Countable nouns are common nouns that can take a plural, can combine with numerals or counting quantifiers, and can take an indefinite article such as a or an. Examples of count nouns are book, orange, cat, animal, man

Uncountable Nouns are substances, concepts, materials, information… that we cannot divide into separate elements. They can’t be counted.
For example, we cannot count “water“. We can count “a glass of water” or “a bottle of water” or “1 litre of water“, but we cannot count “water” itself.

  • I immerse my clothes in the water.
  • Could I have a glass of water, please?

Uncountable Nouns List A – Z

Below you can find a list of the most common non-count nouns in English. Some nouns are both countable and uncountable. They have been put in bold.

A

  • Advice
  • Aggression
  • Assistance
  • Attention
  • Accommodation
  • Advertising
  • Air
  • Athletics
  • Access
  • Adulthood
  • Alcohol
  • Applause
  • Agriculture
  • Atmosphere
  • Anger
  • Art
  • Absence
  • Aid
  • Arithmetic
  • Age

B

  • Beauty
  • Beef
  • Bravery
  • Business
  • Blood
  • Botany
  • Bacon
  • Baggage
  • Ballet
  • Butter
  • Biology
  • Beer
  • Bread
  • Behaviour

C

  • Cake
  • Cash
  • Chaos
  • Clothing
  • Confidence
  • Compassion
  • Calm
  • Corruption
  • Courage
  • Comprehension
  • Cheese
  • Currency
  • Carbon
  • Cardboard
  • Chalk
  • Chess
  • Coal
  • Commerce
  • Confusion
  • Cookery
  • Countryside
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Chocolate
  • Content
  • Cotton
  • Childhood
  • Coffee

D

  • Danger 
  • Data
  • Dancing
  • Democracy
  • Damage
  • Darkness
  • Determination
  • Delight
  • Depression
  • Driving
  • Dignity
  • Dessert
  • Design
  • Dust
  • Distribution
  • Dirt
  • Duty

E

  • Education
  • Economics
  • Equipment
  • Earth
  • Expense
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Environment
  • Enjoyment
  • Energy
  • Envy
  • Evil
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Evolution
  • Existence
  • Ethics
  • Evidence
  • Employment
  • Experience

F

  • Failure 
  • Fire 
  • Fiction
  • Fashion
  • Forgiveness
  • Faith
  • Flour
  • Flu
  • Fear
  • Fun
  • Fame
  • Freedom
  • Food 
  • Finance
  • Fruit
  • Fuel
  • Friendship 
  • Furniture
  • Flesh

G

  • Gasoline
  • Genetics
  • Garbage
  • Growth
  • Grief
  • Grammar
  • Garlic
  • Gossip
  • Gold
  • Gymnastics
  • Glass 
  • Grass
  • Golf
  • Gratitude
  • Ground
  • Guilt

H

  • Harm
  • Hair 
  • Hardware
  • Hydrogen
  • Help
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • Hate
  • Hope
  • Hospitality
  • Homework
  • Heat
  • Hatred
  • Hunger
  • Honey
  • Humour
  • Honesty
  • Height
  • Housework
  • History

I

  • Ice
  • Imagination
  • Information
  • Independence
  • Infrastructure
  • Ice cream 
  • Importance
  • Intelligence
  • Industry
  • Irony
  • Injustice
  • Innocence
  • Iron 
  • Insurance
  • Inflation

J

  • Judo
  • Jealousy
  • Jam
  • Jewelery
  • Joy
  • Juice
  • Justice

K

  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Karate

L

  • Laughter
  • Labour
  • Lava
  • Livestock
  • Luggage
  • Lightning
  • Land
  • Leather
  • Linguistics
  • Light
  • Loneliness
  • Lack
  • Litter
  • Luck
  • Love 
  • Leisure
  • Logic
  • Literature

M

  • Machinery
  • Mail
  • Mankind
  • Marriage
  • Money
  • Magic
  • Marble
  • Mercy
  • Music
  • Meat 
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Moonlight
  • Methane
  • Milk
  • Metal 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mud
  • Mist
  • Motivation
  • Motherhood
  • Measles

N

  • Nature
  • Nitrogen
  • Nutrition
  • Noise
  • News
  • Nonsense
  • Nurture

O

  • Obedience
  • Obesity
  • Oxygen
  • Oil

P

  • Paper 
  • Passion
  • Poetry
  • Parking
  • Pressure
  • Perfume
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Peel
  • Pepper
  • Patience
  • Permission
  • Peace
  • Philosophy
  • Plastic
  • Progress
  • Production 
  • Pollution
  • Pleasure
  • Pork
  • Petrol
  • Pronunciation
  • Pride
  • Policy
  • Purity
  • Poverty
  • Punctuation
  • Power 
  • Produce
  • Protection
  • Publicity
  • Pasta
  • Pay
  • Pain 
  • Painting

Q

  • Quartz
  • Quality 
  • Quantity

R

  • Reliability
  • Rum
  • Recreation
  • Reality
  • Rubbish
  • Revenge
  • Racism
  • Rice
  • Relief
  • Respect
  • Rain
  • Relaxation 
  • Research
  • Religion

S

 
  • Salt
  • Safety
  • Salad
  • Scaffolding
  • Soil
  • Satisfaction
  • Sand
  • Satire
  • Security
  • Sorrow
  • Seafood
  • Speed
  • Scenery
  • Sewing
  • Strength
  • Space
  • Software
  • Seaside
  • Stream
  • Stupidity
  • Shopping
  • Stress
  • Shame
  • Spite
  • Steam
  • Silence 
  • Sunshine
  • Sleep
  • Status
  • Success
  • Soup 
  • Snow
  • Smoking
  • Silver
  • Symmetry
  • Spaghetti
  • Spelling
  • Soap
  • Sport
  • Stuff
  • Sugar
  • Smoke

T

  • Tea 
  • Tolerance 
  • Thirst
  • Technology
  • Trousers
  • Tennis
  • Trade 
  • Timber
  • Turbulence
  • Toothpaste
  • Time
  • Traffic
  • Travel 
  • Toast
  • Thunder
  • Transportation
  • Trust
  • Trouble 
  • Temperature

U

  • Understanding 
  • Usage
  • Underwear
  • Unemployment
  • Unity

V

  • Violence
  • Veal
  • Validity
  • Vitality
  • Vinegar
  • Vision 
  • Vegetation
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vengeance

W

  • Warmth
  • Weight 
  • Whiskey
  • Weather
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Welfare
  • Wine 
  • Wisdom
  • Wood
  • Wealth
  • Wheat
  • Wool
  • Width
  • Work

Y

  • Yoga
  • Youth 
  • Yeast

Z

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