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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.

business, competition, difficulty, heart, life

1. Scientists believe that (1) could exist on other planets in the solar system, for example, Mars.

2. The chess programme on my computer has five levels of (2) , from beginner to grand master.

3. After I finish my studies I'm going back to my home town to start (3) making and selling computers.

4. When I saw Peter he was in great (4) because he had just passed his driving test.

5. Guess what? I've won a new car in (5) .

6. After I left university I had a lot of (6) . I owed a lot of money and I had nowhere to live and no job.

7. Jane has (7) of gold. She always helps people in difficulty and gives a lot of money to charity.

8. When I was in America I led (8) of luxury in a villa by the sea.

9. (9) is an important aspect of a modern economy. It keeps prices down and benefits the consumer.

10. One of the most important things in (10) today is constantly updating technology in order to keep going.