Countable x Uncountable / noncountable

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Sometimes it is really hard to understand Countable/Uncountable nouns in English.
It can be tricky. :roll: Maybe lots of students and even teachers have faced situations in which they didn't know the difference. That happens because many countable words in Portuguese are uncountable in English.
Good dictionaries show the difference marking [C] or (U) when the entry is countable or uncountable noun.
My suggestion is also an invitation: Let's make a list of uncountable nouns in English using examples, right!

I also marked some useful links I found at EE (including plural and C/U nouns).

Information (U) a information, informations(both incorrect)
That is a reliable source of information.
She told me an interesting piece of information about the new manager. (*)

*2nd example the word "piece" can be plural, but "information" cannot.
in terms of grammar piece is a partitive word.

Equipment (U)
A useful piece of equipment for the kitchen.

Glass - meaning a transparent substance (U)
I cut myself on a piece of broken glass.

Music (really tricky) (U)
She could hear music played somewhere.
It was a charming piace of music.

Furniture (U)
We need to buy some furniture (some is also a partitive word)

Post your examples.
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A little bit more:
Advice (U)
Let me give you a piece of advice.

Homework (U)
How much homework do you get?
(we cannot use how many to talk about homework, see)

Luggage (U)
There's room for one more piece of luggage.

Rice (U)
Have you got any rice?

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Fruit (U)**
I eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

** also: [countable] (technical) a part of a plant or tree that is formed after the flowers have died and in which seeds develop; [countable, usually plural] (literary) all the natural things that the earth produces. ;)

Education (U)
She completed her formal education in 1995.

Democracy (U)**
She always fought for justice and democracy.

Intelligence (U)
He didn't even have the intelligence to call for an ambulance.

Vocabulary (U)**
Reading will increase your vocabulary.

Notes: words marked with ** can also be countable, commonly with different meanings when compared to their uncountable form, it is worth looking that up. Use your dictionary....Right :P

I think that's it.