Uncountable and Countable Nouns
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When it’s time to teach your students about uncountable and countable nouns, you’re going to come across the use of few and little and much, many and some. Here’s the grammar explanation for uncountable and countable nouns.
When we are talking about a countable noun we use few. For example,
- Can I have a few minutes to read this, please?
- I am going to invite a few friends around for supper
When we are talking about uncountable nouns we use little. For example:
- Can I have a little bit of chocolate, please?
- We’ve got a little bit of time before the bus leaves. Shall we have a coffee?
All the above sentences are positive sentences with little and few meaning ‘some.’ When we use the words in a negative sentence then few and little mean ‘not many’ or ‘virtually none.’ Like:
- There’s very few tomatoes left in the fridge, put it on the shopping list
- There’s very little time left, hurry up or we’ll miss the start of the film.
Other words we use to express quantities include ‘a lot of’ which can be used with countable and uncountable nouns:
- I have a lot of oranges here, I think I’ll make some juice
- There are a lot of people waiting to buy tickets
These words are normally used when you want to use a positive sentence. If we are speaking negatively then we’ll use ‘much’ or ‘many.’
Much is used with uncountable nouns like money and many with countable nouns like potatoes.
- I didn’t do very well at the market today. I haven’t made much money
- I’ve got plenty of eggs, but not many potatoes
Some is also an expression we used to define quantity. It is used with an uncountable noun:
- Can I have some coffee?
- Pass me some bread, please
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You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.