Measure Words

Measure words are used to talk about the amount of something that cannot be easily counted. They are most often used with uncountable nouns.

  • Three milks.
  • Three glasses of milk.
    (measure word/glass of)

Some common measure words with usage:

a glass of

  • beer
  • water

a cup of

  • coffee
  • tea

a bowl of

  • cereal
  • soup

a slice of

  • bread
  • meat

a carton of

  • milk
  • juice

a piece of

  • advice
  • news

a grain of

  • salt
  • rice