Uncountable Noun

Pengertian Uncountable Noun

Uncountable noun atau mass noun adalah kata benda yang tidak dapat dihitung. Kata benda ini kebanyakan hanya memiliki bentuk singular (tunggal), namun ada beberapa yang hanya memiliki bentuk plural. Jika ingin membentuk pengertian plural dari kata benda ini, maka yang dijamakkan adalah takarannya.

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Contoh Uncountable Noun dari Berbagai Kategori

Kategori Contoh Uncountable Noun
food (makanan) noddle, meat, bread
liquid (cairan) coffee, milk, oil, honey
powder (bubuk) grain, sugar, rice, fluor, salt
material & sources
(material & sumber)
concrete, iron, wood, glass, sand, gold, air, water, oxygen, fog
household items
(peralatan rumah tangga)
furniture, flooring, bedding, electricity
language (bahasa) Indonesia, english, mandarin, arabic
weather (cuaca) thunder, weather, lightning, rain, snow, wind
travel (perjalanan) travel, information, money, equipment, luggage
professional endeavor
(pekerjaan kantoran)
work, knowledge, research, progress, intelligence, loyalty
abstract concept
(konsep abstrak)
happiness, tolerance, independence, love, anger

Plural Uncountable Noun

Beberapa uncountable memiliki bentuk plural (jamak) tanpa bentuk singular (tunggal) walaupun dengan makna yang sama. Plural uncountable tersebut tidak dapat ditambahkan number (two pants).

Contoh Plural Uncountable Noun:

  • arms
  • clothes
  • customs
  • glasses
  • goods
  • groceries
  • jeans
  • pyjamas
  • pants
  • scissors
  • spectacles
  • thanks
  • trousers

Determiner pada Uncountable Noun

Determiner pada uncountable antara lain adalah definite article, quantifier dan demonstrative. Contoh kalimatnya sebagai berikut.

Determiner Contoh Kalimat Uncountable Noun
Article the She bought the furniture at the exhibition.
(Dia membeli furnitur itu di pameran.)
Quantifier much Do not bring much money to the store.
(Jangan bawa banyak uang ke toko itu.)
little, a little There is only little water left in his bottle.
(Hanya ada sedikit air tersisa di botolnya.)
a great deal of,
a good deal of,
a large amount
A mother has a great deal of time to listen her children’s problems.
(Seorang ibu mempunyai waktu yang banyak untuk mendengarkan masalah anak-anaknya.)
no There is no fresh water in this area.
(Tidak ada air di area ini.)
some, any Would you mind giving me some advice?
(Maukah kamu memberi saya beberapa nasehat?)
a lot of/lots of I need a lot of margarine to cook.
(Saya butuh banyak margarin untuk memasak.)
Demonstrative this, that This rice is free from herbicide.
(Beras ini bebas herbisida.)

Takaran pada Uncountable Noun

Uncountable noun dapat ‘dihitung’ atau dibentuk pengertian plural-nya dengan menambahkan takaran di awal kata benda tersebut. Takaran kata benda itulah yang dijamakkan. Takaran yang digunakan antara lain:

  • box
  • tube
  • bar
  • piece
  • cup
  • gallon
  • bottle
  • glass
  • kilogram
  • packet
  • scoop
  • spoon

Contoh Takaran pada Uncountable Noun

Uncountable Noun Countable Noun
bread a slice of bread, a loaf of bread
cake a piece of cake
chess a game of chess
chocolate a bar of chocolate
fluor a kilogram of fluor
gold a bar of gold, ten bars of gold
grass a blade of grass
ice cream a scoop of ice cream
information a piece of information, two pieces of information
lightning a flash of lightning
milk a glass of milk
sugar a spoon of sugar
tea a cup of tea, three cups of tea
thunder a clap of thunder
water a gallon of water
work a piece of work

Padanan Uncountable Noun dengan Countable Noun

Uncountable Noun Countable Noun
advice tip
baggage bag, case
electricity battery
equipment tool
furniture table
homework task
information report
knowledge fact
luggage bag
money dollar, coin
music song
poetry poem
scenery view
travel journey/trip
wine bottle
work job

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  1. Uncountable Noun
  2. Noun sebagai Countable atau Uncountable Noun

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References:

  1. Countable or Uncountable?http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv192.shtml. Accessed on March 24, 2014.
  2. Countable & Uncountable nouns 2. https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-reference/countable-uncountable-nouns-2. Accessed on March 24, 2014.
  3. Count and Non-Count Nouns. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/noncount.htm. Accessed on March 24, 2014.
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28 thoughts on “Uncountable Noun”

  1. ka . saya masih bingung sama cara ngebedain dari countable dan uncountable & penggunaan quantifier pada suatu noun … tolong ka, dijelaskan lagi … @@ terima kasih ^^

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