Friday, January 16, 2015
GRAMMAR: Why money is UNCOUNTABLE ?
WHY 'MONEY' IS UNCOUNTABLE NOUN?
Yesterday, I was teaching about countable nouns and uncountable nouns.
My students came across this question.
Maybe most of the English teachers know the answer. :)
Just in case you don't know, this might be helpful to you.
Student asked, "Teacher why money is uncountable noun since we can count it?"
Teacher replied, ......
'Money' is an uncountable noun.
This is because we cannot say, "1 money, 2 money, etc."
When we say we count money we mean that we count currency which is the measurement for money.
Therefore, 'ringgit' makes money countable, so 'ringgit' is a countable noun, but not the 'money'.
Source from: englishforums.com