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countable noun

Countable nouns (also known as count nouns) are nouns that can be considered as individual, separable items, which means that we are able to count them with numbers—we can have one, two, five, 15, 100, and so on. We can also use them with the indefinite articles a and an (which signify a single person or thing) or with the plural form of the noun.
Countable nouns contrast with uncountable nouns (also known as non-count or mass nouns), which cannot be separated and counted as individual units or elements. Uncountable nouns cannot take an indefinite article, nor can they be made plural.
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count noun

Linguistics Logic a noun that can be qualified by the indefinite article, and may be used in the plural, as telephone and thing but not airs and graces or bravery
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* 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.
While students reported that they were able to use what they had learned in the grammar course, their teachers reported that those students were still making serious mistakes on subject verb agreement, count nouns, and sentence pattern production.
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.