Nouns Both Countable and Uncountable 4

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Click the most suitable word or phrase in each sentence. ANSWERS
1 a) Cathy is such a gossip | gossip that I'm afraid to tell her anything.
1 b) You shouldn't go around spreading a gossip | gossip about people.
2 a) Do you remember when the only place you could buy a paper | paper was your local newsagent shop?
2 b) She needs paper | a paper and a pen to write a letter.
3 a) Light | A light was still burning in the kitchen.
3 b) The windows let fresh air and light | a light into the living room.
4 a) How long has she been looking for work | a work?
4 b) She recognized the painting as an early work | early work by Claude Monet.
5 a) I'd like to propose a toast | toast to our new manager.
5 b) I usually have toast | a toast and butter for breakfast.
6 a) She doesn't have the skills necessary to run business | a business.
6 b) Brian has decided to go into business | a business with his sister.
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GOSSIP with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a person who listens to and passes on gossip.

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GOSSIP without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => informal talk or stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true.

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GOSSIP without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE)) => informal talk or stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true.

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GOSSIP with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a person who listens to and passes on gossip.

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PAPER with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a newspaper.

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PAPER without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the material that is used
in the form of thin sheets for writing or printing on, wrapping things.

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PAPER without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the material that is used
in the form of thin sheets for writing or printing on, wrapping things.

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PAPER with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a newspaper.

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LIGHT with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a thing that produces light, especially an electric light.

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LIGHT without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the energy from the sun, a flame, a lamp etc. that allows you to see things.

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LIGHT without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the energy from the sun, a flame, a lamp etc. that allows you to see things.

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LIGHT with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a thing that produces light, especially an electric light.

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WORK without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => employment.

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WORK with A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => a painting, book, play, piece of music etc.

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WORK with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a painting, book, play, piece of music etc.

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WORK without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => employment.

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TOAST with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a call on other people to drink in honour of someone or something.

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TOAST without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => bread that has been
sliced and then made crisp and brown by heat.

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TOAST without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => bread that has been
sliced and then made crisp and brown by heat.

INCORRECT!

TOAST with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a call on other people to drink in honour of someone or something.

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BUSINESS with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a shop; a firm; a company.

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BUSINESS without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the activity of making, buying, selling or supplying goods or services for money.

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BUSINESS without A/AN (UNCOUNTABLE) => the activity of making, buying, selling or supplying goods or services for money.

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BUSINESS with A/AN (COUNTABLE) => a shop; a firm; a company.

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