mass noun

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Noun[change]

Singular
mass noun

Plural
mass nouns

  1. A noun that is not countable.
    "Water" is a mass noun.

Synonyms[change]

Usage[change]

Because mass nouns are not countable, they have no plural. "Silverware" is a word, but not "silverwares." If you want to tell the quantity of a mass noun, use an adjective or a count noun to describe it.

Honey is a mass noun:

(noun alone) I want honey on my pancakes.
(adjective and noun) I want some honey for my pancakes.
(countable noun with mass noun) I want six jars of honey.

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Types of nouns (edit)

common noun - proper noun | concrete noun - abstract noun
count noun - uncountable noun (or mass noun)- collective noun
singular noun - plural noun | possessive noun