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Defining Concrete Uncountable Nouns Options
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Defining Concrete Uncountable Nouns

Concrete nouns that are uncountable tend to be substances (such as "air," "wood," and "water") or collective categories of things (such as "furniture," "homework," and "luggage"). Concrete uncountable nouns cannot take numbers or plural forms. Why not? More...
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Defining Concrete Uncountable Nouns
Concrete nouns that are uncountable tend to be substances (such as "air," "wood," and "water") or collective categories of things (such as "furniture," "homework," and "luggage"). Concrete uncountable nouns cannot take numbers or plural forms.
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Uncountable concrete nouns do not have a plural form. We can't separate them into individual elements to count. Milk, air, sugar, salt, wood, rice, electricity and water are also examples of uncountable nouns. A concrete noun can be a collective noun, common noun, and proper noun as well.
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In the Old Testament, Beelzebub is a fertility god worshipped by the Philistines of Ekron and other Semitic groups. In the New Testament, he is the leader of the devils, sometimes identified with Satan and sometimes with his chief assistant. One of the fallen angels of John Milton's 17th-century epic Paradise Lost, Beelzebub is described by the author as being next to Satan in power. His name


The 2 nouns I use to test concrete/abstract, and, countable/uncountable, are "flour" and "dreams".
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