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Non – Count Indefinite Pronouns

Non-count: name given to a group or collection of diverse things.

Non-count indefinite pronouns: pronouns used to replace non-specific nouns relating to a group or collection of diverse things.

 

None – no amount – How much pollution is there? There is none.

Either – one or the other – Do you want furniture or exercise equipment? Either is good, thank you.

Neither – not one or the other – Do you want sugar or salt? Neither will work for me.

Some – more than none – How much traffic is there? There is some.

Little, very little – not enough – How much time is there? There is little.

A little – a small quantity – How much change is there? There is a little.

Enough – the correct, needed amount – How much mail is there? There is a little.

A lot – a large amount – How much furniture is there? There is a lot.

Too much – more than is good or correct – How much work is there? There is too much.

 

*remember to use non count indefinite pronouns when replacing a noun that is referring to a collection of diverse things.

 

Examples of non-count nouns:

Referring to diverse collections of things:

Jewelry Money
Equipment Mail
Makeup Change

 

Referring to items too small to count:

Hair Coffee
Rice Tea
Sand Grass

 

Referring to an activity made up of different parts:

Work Music
Homework Advice
News Housework

 

Non-count liquids:

Water Juice
Milk Coffee
Soda Tea

 

Foods can be non-count:

Meat Bread
Fish Beef
Cheese Pork

 

Human qualities:

Patience Beauty
Kindness Pride
Honesty Generosity

 

Subjects of study:

Biology Science
Law Medicine
English Languages

 

 

 

*End of non-count indefinite pronoun lesson*