* Fewer is used with count nouns
(see also few/little): "There were fewer diners in the restaurant on Monday than on Thursday."
The grammatically of the NPs in (2) shows that possessives can combine with a singular count noun
to form a grammatical NP.
As the table shows, the default gendered pronoun in Orkney seems to be the feminine when the referent is a count noun
with the exception of animals, whereas masculine is the default when the referent is weather, atmospheric conditions, tides, times, and seasons.
(These rules are implemented via CYC's slotValueSubsumes inference scheme, which permits logical expressions involving set membership, negation, disjunction, etc.) These rules guess that the subcategory of the noun is count noun
because UrbArea is a class that does not fall witin the Tangible-StuffType hierarchy.
Singular count nouns
may be quantified with words like one, each, or every.
If count nouns
are dependent on an overt determinative, the latter must be singular or plural; uncountables must depend on an overt determinative that is neither.
We observed that anaphoric nominal arguments behave like count nouns
. In Section 5, I will consider how to accommodate these observations into Chierchia's (1998a, 1998b) theory.
The framework of Langacker's (1987) cognitive grammar and semantics of grammar have been used in analytical and contrastive discussions of mass and count nouns
in English and Polish.
Nouns formed on the basis of such absolutive-incorporations in general are frequently count nouns
, as with collections; but they may be non-count, as with non-event, concrete condensation, for instance.
The indefinite article a can be used with singular count nouns
and abstract (noncount) nouns, but not with plural count nouns
and not usually with count nouns
The volume opens with the invited talks from the conference, discussing ontological lessons from the semantics of mass and count nouns
, ontological diversity and representations of space, and knowledge driven software and fractal tailoring in development environments for clinical systems.