We know nouns can be classified into countable noun and uncountable noun. But sometimes i can’t remember all and would make many mistakes in writing. For example, for some material nouns like books, dictionaries. computers ,etc. You know they are countable and when to use “a” or “an” . But for others like “water” , " sand" ," milk" , and “air’, etc. You know mostly they are uncountable , of course you can express like " a glass of water “， ” a grain of sand”, " a bottle of milk " , thus they are countable in this way.
In fact, those cases are quite easy , we can tell them without any difficuty. But nouns have a great variety of forms , like the Group Noun , the Abstract Noun , the Proper Noun and so on, you may know their countablity according to the contexts or the meanings of terms , but in some cases though you know nouns are countable they mean the opposite. For example:
（1） [color=blue]Oats is a crop mainly grown in cool climate.
(2) Sheep’s [color=blue]brains is my favourite dish.
(3) He eats too little [color=blue]vegetables.
Those examples are abstracted from my grammar book, here , the author presents a special concept, called " [color=blue]Nought Concept Of Noun"(maybe i didn’t give the right translation),
And here again,
(1) They [color=blue]are [color=blue]a light [color=blue] victuals. , , Here, the author points it out that, " victuals" is uncoutable and expresses the [color=blue]"Single Concept " though it is in a pl form.
(1) They seem to have become a [color=blue]munitions supplier for half the world.
(2) [color=blue]Silks and satins put out the kitchen fire.
Here, “munitions” and “silks and satins” are uncountable, but they have the [color=blue]“Plural Concept”
In fact, here i just give those material nouns examples , i have found much to ask so far, (OMG) Now, i think i am lost a bit. Because i can’t remember all the nouns and their syntactical functions ， i might have written some wrong sentences like :
(1) They seem to have become [color=red]munitions supplier for half the world.
(2) He eats too little [color=red]vegetable.
(3) They are light [color=red]victuals.
Now my problems become complicated. They are about the Noun , its countablity and the Single /Plural forms.
Really want to start this topic from the above. Welcome to jump into this complex. :lol: :oops: