English Phrases With Countable And Uncountable Nouns

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Monday 23rd of January 2006 04:24:11 PM
phrases with countable and uncountable nouns: a flight of steps
a cluster of stars
a series of events
a nest of ants
a clump of trees
a fall of snow
a stack of hay
a crowd of people
a pack of dogs/ wolves
a herd of cattle
a flock of sheep
a shoal of fish
a flock of birds
a flash of lightning
a set of teeth
a cake of soap
a piece of news
a set of china
a lump of sugar
a pack of cards
a bunch of keys
a bar of chocolate
a sheet of glass
a loaf of bread
a suite of rooms
a slice of cheese
a swarm of bees
a fleet of ships
a bundle of rags
a regiment of soldiers
a ball of string
a box of matches
a bunch of flowers
a bundle of firewood
a cloud of smoke
a dose of medicine
a reel of sewing-cotton
a roll of toilet paper
a piece of furniture
a tuft of hair
a tuft of grass
a class of students
a cloud of mosquitoes
a gang of robbers
a herd of swine

Tuesday 24th of January 2006 04:01:58 AM
I've never heard "a cake of soap"... isn't it "a bar of soap"?

Also, "a flight of steps" could also be "a flight of stairs"

Other than that, nice work :) It's useful to know various group names (it stops you from saying the same stuff all the time :P)

Another good idea would be to put these into context, for example, when to alternate between "fish", "fish and chips", "a shoal of fish" and "a school of fish" ;)

Tuesday 24th of January 2006 07:37:06 AM
My favorite grouping:

A skein of yarn.


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