- 1 Why is fish not countable?
- 2 Is it much fish or many fish?
- 3 Is countable or uncountable?
- 4 Is fish its own plural?
- 5 Is coffee countable or uncountable?
- 6 How much fish should I buy per person?
- 7 How many fish are allowed in a tank?
- 8 Can we use many with fish?
- 9 How do you know if a word is countable or uncountable?
- 10 Can you say sheeps?
- 11 Can you say fishes?
- 12 Does a fish sleep?
Why is fish not countable?
Fish as an uncountable noun means the flesh of fish used as food. Fish and other sea creatures such as lobsters, crabs are called seafood [uncountable nouns].
Is it much fish or many fish?
When you are eating it, ‘fish’ is generally uncountable. When you are catching it, it is generally countable. There wasn’t much fish in that fish soup. I didn’t catch many fish last night – two trout and a crayfish.
Is countable or uncountable?
Nouns can be countable or uncountable. Countable nouns can be counted, e.g. an apple, two apples, three apples, etc. Uncountable nouns cannot be counted, e.g. air, rice, water, etc. When you learn a new noun, you should check if it is countable or uncountable and note how it is used in a sentence.
Is fish its own plural?
The most common plural form of fish is indeed fish. However, under certain circumstances, you can use fishes as the plural form of fish. If you, for example, see two trout swimming together, you could say that you’re looking at fish.
Is coffee countable or uncountable?
when it’s uncountable the meaning: a drink made with ground, roasted seeds. Example sentence: How much coffee do you drink every day? when it’s countable the meaning: one cup of coffee.
How much fish should I buy per person?
We recommend 1 lb. of raw fish per person when serving whole fish. We recommend 6-8 ounces raw weight per person when serving fish fillets and steaks.
How many fish are allowed in a tank?
The most widely known rule for stocking a tank is the one inch of fish per gallon of water rule.
Can we use many with fish?
Of course, if you were being offered more than one large fish, it makes more sense to use “many” because then the question is about multiple discrete fish rather than a quantity of the flesh from one fish.
How do you know if a word is countable or uncountable?
A word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality; can be either countable or uncountable. Countable nouns have singular and plural forms while uncountable nouns can be used only in the singular form. In English grammar, words that refer to people, places or things are called nouns.
Can you say sheeps?
No, “sheeps” is not a gramatical English word. The plural of sheep is also sheep. English has a number of nouns whose plural is the same as the singular.
Can you say fishes?
Scientists use “fishes” to describe different species of fish in a group or in a location, and “fishes” shows up in some common sayings listed below. The noun “fish” has two different, completely acceptable plurals—”fish” and “fishes”—but “fish” is by far the most common plural.
Does a fish sleep?
While fish do not sleep in the same way that land mammals sleep, most fish do rest. Research shows that fish may reduce their activity and metabolism while remaining alert to danger. Some fish float in place, some wedge themselves into a secure spot in the mud or coral, and some even locate a suitable nest.