Things we Don't Count (NEW!)

We don't count . . .

  • furniture
  • clothing (clothes)
  • money
  • time*
  • luggage, baggage
  • vocabulary
  • slang
  • equipment
  • jewelry
  • information
  • news
  • mail
  • silverware
  • software
  • music
  • fruit**

But we do count . . .

  • tables, chairs, beds, sofas
  • shirts, dresses, shoes, socks
  • dollars, cents, bills
  • hours, minutes, days, years
  • suitcases, bags, briefcases
  • words, phrases, expressions
  • idioms, sayings, terms
  • machines, tools
  • bracelets, necklaces, rings
  • facts, details, examples
  • stories, items, articles
  • letters, packages, post cards
  • forks, knives, spoons
  • programs, CDs, disks
  • songs, concerts, operas
  • apples, bananas, cherries

*You can count time when referring to events or instances.

For example,

How many times have you played racquetball?

I have played three times.

**Fruit as a category is usually non-count.

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