While I've seen the word homeworks used, I've never seen anything legitimate to indicate that it's correct. In any case, you can use the term homework assignments to refer to multiple homework items. That's a fairly common term, at least in American English.
However, the Merriam-Webster thesaurus (although not the Merriam-Webster dictionary) does have an entry for homeworks. Moreover, the plural form is used by at least some groups of educated native speakers.
One's best bet is to try to find out if one's audience belongs to a group that tends to use homeworks. If yes, then go ahead and use that word yourself. If not, rephrase as homework assignments or something similar.
Homeworks 1-3David Blecher, here.There will be two midterm exams, weekly homeworks, and a final exam.Scott Sutherland, MAT 141: Honors Calculus 1 (syllabus), 2012, here.MIT 3.016 HomeworksW. Craig Carter, Mathematics for Materials Science and Engineers, MIT 3.016 (syllabus), 2011, (here). Click on the link 'Problem Sets and Solutions'; you will reach this page, which is where the word homeworks appears (in the page heading).Homeworks (41/42 Track); Homeworks (51 Track)Andrew Schultz, SSEA 2006: Mathematics Track, 2006, here.All homeworks, except the first one, are due on Thursday at 3:30pmMike Clancy and David Wagner, CS 70, Spring 2005: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, 2005, here.
Countable nouns refer to items that can be counted, even if the number might be extraordinarily high (like counting all the people in the world, for example). Countable nouns can be used with articles such as a/an and the or quantifiers such as a few and many. Look at the sentence below and pay particular attention to the countable noun:
Uncountable nouns, or mass nouns, are nouns that come in a state or quantity that is impossible to count; liquids are uncountable, as are things that act like liquids (sand, air). Abstract ideas like creativity or courage are also uncountable. Uncountable nouns are always considered to be singular, and can stand alone or be used with some, any, a little, and much. See the examples below for reference:
Some nouns can be both countable and uncountable, depending on the context of the sentence. Examples of these versatile nouns include light, hair, room, gear, art, and science. See the examples below:
In the first sentence, juice refers to the liquid beverage; thus, it is uncountable. In the second sentence, juice refers to the different varieties of juice (e.g., apple, grape, pineapple, etc.), and therefore, is considered a countable noun.
Noncount nouns often refer to groups of similar objects. Furniture, for example, is a noncount noun. Furniture is a collection of similar countable items like chairs, sofas, tables, shelves, beds and so on.
Luggage is also a noncount noun. You can count bags, packages, and backpacks, but you cannot count luggage. Other noncount nouns that refer to groups of similar things include equipment, food, garbage, mail, money and vocabulary.
A recipe for cookies might call for 2 cups of sugar, a half-pound of butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla." Pound, cup and teaspoon are examples of measure words that you can use to make noncount nouns countable.
One of the most useful of these measure words is piece. You cannot count information but you can count a piece of information. Piece is a very useful word because it can be used with both count and noncount nouns. For example, you can have two pieces of pie or three pieces of information. Listen to this song by Paul Young.
Traffic might seem like a count noun. After all, it refers to a lot of cars. But traffic is a noncount noun in English. Vocabulary, hardware, information, music, and advice are noncount nouns that English learners often confuse for count nouns.
By India Today Web Desk: People often make common mistakes while communicating in English, especially the non-native speakers, for the native speakers have been listening to the right form of language and they do not have to learn, but the latter need to brush some dust off to understand the basic structure. Many people think terms like 'an information', a coffee, are correct, however, these expressions are grammatically incorrect. Words that fall under the category of uncountable nouns need to have a set of words before, for instance, these cannot use articles and are generally not plural.
Count and noncount nouns vary from language to language. In some languages, there are no count nouns (e.g., Japanese). In addition, some nouns that are noncount in English may be countable in other languages (e.g., hair or information).
Important: Singular count nouns must have a word in the determiner slot. This could be an article, a pronoun, or a possessive noun (i.e., "a," "an," "the," "this," or a possessive noun). Please see our page on article usage for more information.
Noncount (or uncountable) nouns exist as masses or abstract quantities that cannot be counted. They have no plural form. Although most English nouns are count nouns, noncount nouns frequently occur in academic writing.
Important: Noncount nouns do not use the indefinite articles "a" or "an." They can, however, use the definite article "the" if what is being referred to is specific. They can also use no article if what is being referred to is general (generic) or nonspecific. Please see our page on article usage for more information.
Some nouns can be both count and noncount. When they change from a count to a noncount noun, the meaning changes slightly. In the noncount form, the noun refers to the whole idea or quantity. In the count form, the noun refers to a specific example or type. When the noun is countable, it can be used with the indefinite article "a" or "an" or it can be made plural.
Check the published literature in your field of study to determine whether specific nouns are used in a countable or an uncountable way. Sometimes, a noun that is generally countable becomes uncountable when used in a technical way.
Quantity words are used to add information about the number or amount of the noun. Some quantity words can only be used with countable singular nouns (e.g., computer, pen, and crayon), some can only be used with countable plural nouns (e.g., printers, flashdrives, and keyboards), some can only be used with uncountable nouns (i.e., paper, ink), and some can be used with both plural countable nouns and with uncountable nouns.
Today's Intermediate level lesson is by Ian who teaches at our English school in Cape Town. When we want to describe the quantity of something (how many things there are), we use certain quantifiers depending on whether the object being describe is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.
For example, there are fifty states in America. The noun 'state' is a countable noun; however, a specific state, Virginia, is not countable. Although, when referring to someone as a person from Virginia, 'a Virginian', that would be a countable proper noun.
Nouns name people, places, and things. Many nouns have both a singular and a plural form: a surfer/surfers,a restaurant/restaurants,a pickle/pickles. Some nouns, however, have only a singular form; you cannot add a number before or an s to the end of these words. This group of nouns is called noncount.
The chart below illustrates the different types of noncount nouns. These categories also include nouns that are count. For example,lightning, a natural event (one of the categories), is noncount, but hurricane, a different natural event, is a count noun.
Sometimes a word that means one thing as a noncount noun has a slightly different meaning if it also has a countable version. Remember, then, that the classifications count and noncount are not absolute.
Non-count nouns (mass nouns) don't take plural forms and are measureable but not countable. These nouns are always considered singular. The most common categories of non-count nouns are listed below with examples in each category.
If you are a CLC student and would like more practice with count and non-count nouns, stop by the Writing Center and ask for an exercise. Or, if you prefer, request an exercise via email (email@example.com), and we'll send it to you as an email attachment. Please include your name and CLC course when writing to us.
You might often hear people say something like I take two sugars in my tea. What they really mean is two teaspoons of sugar but the noun sugar has taken on that meaning and become countable. When the noun refers to a complete unit or measurement of something, it may be used as a countable noun. Here are some other examples:
There are some occasions where a noun has a countable and uncountable form, for example glass is uncountable when it refers to the material but countable when it refers to the vessel you drink from. Glasses can mean more than one glass (drinking vessel) or it can mean spectacles; the things you wear to help you see more clearly.
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There are also some differences. Maybe, in your language you can count a noun that in English is not possible. For example, in Spanish you can say 1 tarea, 2 tareas 3 tareas, but in English you just say: homework. It is not possible to count it. Check the examples to have a better idea.
Countable nouns are the words for things that we can count. Countable nouns have singular and plural forms. Examples are: boy, boys, girl, girls, flower, flowers, book, books, chair, chairs, student, students etc. 2b1af7f3a8