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Countable noun and Uncountable noun are really hard to understand.

I read "'a cake' is correct, but 'a pizza' isn't correct."

Why is 'pizza' uncountable?

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I will offer my previous comment as an answer.

Pizza is countable. There were two pizzas on the table and we ate one so now there is a pizza on the table. The confusion may come from the original Italian, in which pizza is a singular noun, with plural pizze.

  • So what about "a cake"? And in Italian the noun, pizza, is countable "Una pizza, tre (3) pizze." If the OP is Italian, which we don't know, why should Young be confused? Italians also know that the -S is added to form the plural. They just have difficulty in remembering to add and pronounce the -S. – Mari-Lou A Aug 5 '15 at 8:40
  • What is your point, Mari Lou? We both agree pizza is countable. I am not suggesting Young is confused about anything in Italian. The Italians, when speaking Italian, do not add an s to pizza to form a plural; if they did so, I doubt they would have any difficulty in remembering. As for cake, it behaves in the same way. We all like cake so let's all eat a slice of this cake or perhaps each eat one of those cakes. – Anton Aug 6 '15 at 20:49

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