The use of articles with uncountable nouns: General info with abstract nouns


The use of articles with uncountable nouns General info with abstract nouns. Abstract noun. Abstract Uncountable Nouns. The uncountable form. *When some. *In general uncountable. *The definite article is used when unc. * The indefinite. *Sometimes nouns are used with attribute but still doesn‘t have an article. *Note 1 A. *Sometimes the use of articles is affected by the syntactic function of the noun. *In some cases the use of the indefinite article is obligatory.


The use of articles with uncountable nouns : General info with abstract nouns.

Abstract noun Countable Uncountable *May be used in singular and plural *Only in the singular(e.g. I did a mistake / I always do mistakes).

*When some of the uncountable nouns are used as predicatives after a formal it as subject (1) or after the exclamatory what (2), they regulary go with indefinite article. 1) It was such a shame to hear it. 2) What a pity!

*The definite article is used when unc.n. are modified by limiting attribute. (e.g. He was in a state of the greatest excitement. ) *Also used with substantivized adj. denoting abstract notions. (e.g. The young are usually intolerant.).

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