Count Nouns vs Noncount Nouns Quiz 1

Decide whether each of these words is a count noun or noncount noun (mass noun) according to Standard English usage. In some cases, we use noncount nouns informally as count nouns. Some noncount nouns also have secondary meanings that can be used as count nouns. For this exercise, however, base each answer on the word’s primary meaning and usage in Standard English.

1. water


2. coffee


3. fork


4. happiness


5. air


6. laughter


7. wife


8. intelligence


9. sugar


10. child


11. trouble


12. goose


13. silver


14. living room


15. architecture


16. knife


17. penny


18. ice


19. computer


20. wood