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COUNTABLE/UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS: A, SOME, ANY

1. Circle the uncountable nouns: house sugar potato newspaper glass butter time car coffee bread book salt sandwich chocolate cheese cup petrol water oil ham information apple pencil shoe watch pen egg pen money milk film toast class advice orange table wine tea juice meat holiday tuna

2. Charles is making an omelette for the first time. He asks his wife Alice who is watching TV. a) Fill in the gaps with some or any: Charles: Alice! Have we got ____________ eggs? Alice: Yes, there are ____________ in the cupboard. Charles: Have we got ______________ cheese? Alice: Yes, there’s ____________ in the fridge. Charles: Can I use ___________ olive oil? Alice: Yes, of course. Charles: I need ____________ tomatoes. Alice: We haven’t got _____________. Charles, would you like ___________ help? Charles: No, thanks, I’m OK. b) Answer/complete these questions: 1. Do we use some or any in positive sentences? ______________ 2. Do we use some or any in negative sentences? ______________ 3. Do we usually use some or any in questions? ________________ 4. But we use ______________ in questions when we expect the answer “Yes” or when the question is an offer.

3. Fill in the gaps with some or any: Tom: Let’s go for a picnic in the park. Sarah: OK. We’ll make _________ sandwiches. What do we need? Tom: We haven’t got ___________ bread. Can you buy ________?

and is there __________ orange juice in the fridge? Tom: No. 5. 4. I’ll buy _________cheese. What about butter? Tom: We’ve got __________. sure. 7. 6. We’ve got some books about cinema. He’s eating a ____________ bread. Make these sentences negative. 7. Use not…any 1. Sarah: Good. I bought a ____________ suitcase yesterday. 3. please? I’m thirsty. There’s some milk in the cupboard. I’d like a _____________ advice about my future. Susan needs some help with her homework. Sarah: Oh dear! I haven’t got ___________ money to buy the bread! Tom: Don’t worry. She’s got some sausages in the fridge. Do we need ___________ apples or cherries? Tom: Just ___________ apples. I really need a _____________ holiday. 3. Sarah: OK. Can you pass me a ____________ newspaper? 10. We’ve got no books about cinema. put a tick ( ) 1. I’ll lend you _____________. 8. Cross out a/an if it is wrong and substitute it with some. Do you want an ___________ apple? 5. 6. We need a ____________money for the cinema. If it is correct. Can you give me a ___________water. please? 2. 4. He wrote some letters to his friends. Can you give me an ____________ information. 8. I’ll get __________. Rewrite the sentences in exercise 5 using no: 1. I bought some apples in the supermarket.Sarah: Yes. We stopped at the filling station to get a ___________ petrol. 9. 6. 2. . 4. 5. Mary gave me some money yesterday. There are some apples left.

Have you got ___________. but ________________. so there are ____________ children playing in the street. how much. Complete the sentences with how many. 7. too many. 3. Have you got ______________ chocolate biscuits? I’m sorry. 12. I wanted to invite you. not much. but _______________. I have got _____________money to buy a ticket for the concert. Is there _____________ oil in the kitchen? 15. there are ____________ biscuits left. They ate ____________apples. 10. “Mary. please. 6. not many. 4. 6. A. “Do you want _____________ cheese? It’s delicious”. 2. 1. but I’ve got __________ money. 13. Don’t buy any potatoes. There is ____________ to make the cake. A. There were __________________people at the party. but they didn’t eat ___________ oranges. 13. I’m really thirsty. I think. 5. 4. I bought __________ coffee. a lot of. but I’m afraid I’m a chocoholic. A. we’ve got ________________ potatoes left. but ______________. 14. _______________ sugar is there? B. . Yes. 5. _______________ exercises do you have to do. I think I eat _____________.” 11. I’ve got some rice. A. Have they got ____________ time to practise sport? B. Are there ________________ people to play a football match? 10. ________________ chocolate do you eat? B. Can you give me ___________ coffee. 12. any or no. I went to the library. 7. _______________ people are there in the classroom? 9. Fill in the gaps with some. Charles? B. B. but I couldn’t find __________ books about art. Peter has got some friends. 1. but I’ve got __________ time to help you. but she didn’t make _____________ phone calls when she was in Britain. 8. We need _____________ coins for the car park. ________________ eggs do you need to make the omelette? 11. He prepared ____________fruit for dessert. give me ____________. It’s very cold. it was fantastic. Peter? 8. “Ok. She ate _________________ chocolates. so she’s got a stomach ache. 9. Mary. 2. I’m afraid there’s __________ juice in the fridge. I ______________. A.7. enough. I need ____________ water. 8. but I didn’t buy ____________ tea. too much. please? She sent _____________ postcards to her friends. 3. I’m sorry.