Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Things You Can / Can't Count

Count Nouns and Noncount Nouns

Noncount Nouns

Noncount nouns take the singular form of the verb. Remember to use both 'some' and any' when discussing specific objects in your home or office.

Example:

Jim makes sure he has some money in his bank account.

There always seems to be an order to be confirmed when she arrives at work each morning.

The order to be confirmed requires a large amount of money.

Do not use determiners (a, the, these, etc.) when speaking in general.

Example:

Production costs should not be a factor.

I have deferred revenue from my funds.

Count Nouns

Count nouns take the plural form of the verb. Remember to use both 'some' and any' when discussing specific objects in your home or office.

Example:

The teller will need to explain the shortages to her superior.

There are some questions on the pre-tax profit that I need to raise at the meeting today.

The total value of his personal property is over one $100,000.

Do not use determiners (a, the, these, etc.) when speaking in general. Use the plural form of count nouns to discuss these objects in general.

Example:

Majority interest is an important consideration.

A responsible person will have outstanding credits.