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This exercise practises nouns which can be both count and non-count, usually with different meanings. Read the sentences and put the correct words in the gaps. Make sure you put them in the correct forms in the singular or plural with a definite or indefinite article where necessary. Remember, count nouns must take an article or the plural. Non-count nouns do not take an indefinite article or the plural. Each word is used twice, once as a count and once as a non-count noun.

dress, egg, interest, lamb, work

1. I bought the complete (1) of Shakespeare because I want to read all of his plays.

2. One of the most important things to remember if you want to do well in a job interview is (2) . You should always wear a suit and tie.

3. I have to go away for a few months, so I've asked my brother to look after my business and (3) until I come back.

4. I love (4) . They're so small, cuddly and wooly.

5. Look at your jacket. You've got some (5) on it. You'd better go and wash it off.

6. We conducted a survey to find out what people think about the idea of a new sports magazine and there was a lot of (6) .

7. For my main course I'd like (7) with mint sauce and vegetables, please.

8. I can't go out tonight because I've got a lot of (8) to finish for my presentation tomorrow.

9. I bought (9) for the dinner and dance next week. It's really lovely. Do you want to see it?

10. To make this recipe you need half a kilo of flour, 250 ml of milk, 100 gr of sugar, 100 gr of butter and three (10) .