Uncountable nouns – Words List

Uncountable nouns are the ones which do not have plural forms, but always denotes things that are plural. It is not quantified by numbers and never has articles ‘a’ or ‘an’ before them.

Types of Uncountable Nouns

There are different types of uncountable nouns. The list of the same is given below:

  • Liquids (Water, Milk, etc)
  • Grains and Powder (rice, wheat, sand, etc)
  • Natural phenomena (snow, rain, sunshine, weather, etc)
  • Feelings (enthusiasm, anger, happiness, courage, etc)
  • Gas (air, oxygen, etc)
  • States of being (childhood, stress, sleep, etc)
  • Abstract ideas (advice, chaos, motivation, etc)
  • Mass nouns ( furniture, hair, transportation, etc)

Word List of Uncountable Nouns

Here is the word list of uncountable nouns which you can refer to while taking the IELTS test:

Words starting with ‘A’

  • Advice
  • Assistance
  • Aggression
  • Attention
  • Advertising
  • Accommodation
  • Air
  • Access
  • Athletics
  • Adulthood

Words starting with ‘B’

  • Beauty
  • Bravery
  • Business
  • Botany
  • Blood
  • Bacon
  • Ballet
  • Baggage
  • Biology
  • Butter

Words starting with ‘C’

  • Clothing
  • Cash
  • Cake
  • Chaos
  • Calm
  • Corruption
  • Compassion
  • Confidence
  • Courage
  • Comprehension

Words starting with ‘D’

  • Data
  • Democracy
  • Danger
  • Dancing
  • Damage
  • Delight
  • Darkness
  • Determination
  • Dignity
  • Driving

Words starting with ‘E’

  • Education
  • Earth
  • Economics
  • Equipment
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Electricity
  • Environment
  • Enjoyment
  • Expenses

Words starting with ‘F’

  • Fashion
  • Fire
  • Failure
  • Fiction
  • Forgiveness
  • Fear
  • Flu
  • Food
  • Freedom
  • Fun

Words starting with ‘G’

  • Grammar
  • Garbage
  • Grief
  • Growth
  • Gold
  • Gymnastic
  • Glass
  • Gossip
  • Ground
  • Gratitude

Words starting with ‘H’

  • Hair
  • Hardware
  • Hydrogen
  • Harm
  • Hope
  • Hate
  • Hospitality
  • Homework
  • Huger
  • Heat

Words starting with ‘I’

  • Icecream
  • Information
  • Imagination
  • Injustice
  • Iron
  • Ice
  • Irony
  • Insurance
  • innocence
  •  Intelligence

Words starting with ‘J’

  • Jam
  • Judo
  • Jewelry
  • Jealousy
  • Joy
  • Juice
  • Justice

Words starting with ‘K’

  • Knowledge
  • Karate
  • Kindness

Words starting with ‘L’

  • Land
  • Leather
  • Lightning
  • Lava
  • Laughter
  • Luck
  • Logic
  • Literature
  • Love
  • Loneliness

Words starting with ‘M’

  • Mud
  • Motivation
  • Mist
  • Machinery
  • Milk
  • Moonlight
  • Metal
  • Mathematics
  • Management
  • Mercy

Words starting with ‘N’

  • Nurture
  • Noise
  • Nitrogen
  • Nature
  • Nonsense
  • News
  • Nutrition

Words starting with ‘O’

  • Obedience
  • Oil
  • Oxygen
  • Obesity

Words starting with ‘P’

  • Psychology
  • Poetry
  • Perfume
  • Pressure
  • Plastic
  • Progress
  • Production
  • Paper
  • Passion
  • Pepper

Words starting with ‘Q’

  • Quantity
  • Quartz
  • Quality

Words starting with ‘R’

  • Reality
  • Racism
  • Rubbish
  • Respect
  • Religion
  • Rice
  • Resource
  • Relieve
  • Revenge
  • Reliability

Words starting with ‘S’

  • Soil
  • Sand
  • Salt
  • Sorrow
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Seafood
  • Scenery
  • Space
  • Software

Words starting with ‘T’

  • Tolerance
  • Tea
  • Technology
  • Tennis
  • Turbulence
  • Traffic
  • Trade
  • Transportation
  • Time
  • Trust

Words starting with ‘U’

  • Usage
  • Unemployment
  • Understanding
  • Unity

Words starting with ‘V’

  • Validity
  • Vitality
  • Veal
  • Vegetation
  • Vengeance
  • Vegetarianism
  • Vitality
  • Violence
  • Vinegar

Words starting with ‘W’

  • Weight
  • Weather
  • Warmth
  • Wildlife
  • Wine
  • Wood
  • Wealth
  • Water
  • Wisdom
  • Welfare

Words starting with ‘Y’

  • Youth
  • Yeast
  • Yoga

Words staring with ‘Z’

  • Zinc
  • Zoology

Pronouns or Questioning Adverbs used for nouns

These are very difficult to understand because you need to pair them with the proper form of nouns, they depend greatly on whether the noun used in the sentence is singular or plural. In case of uncountable nouns the pronouns and questioning adverbs should be used in this way:

Countable nouns

How many?/these/not many/many

Uncountable nouns

How much?/this/not much/a lot of

Example:

  • Information – a piece of information
  • Water- a gallon of water
  • Clothing- a piece of clothing

The concept of countable and uncountable nouns will help you to improve your grammar, not only that also helps you in the pronunciation of words which is a great help in the IELTS writing and speaking test.

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