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How to use Measure Words

how to use measure words

Measure words are commonly used to talk about non-count items, such as rice, water, wine, sugar. We use the measure words to say how much of the substance you are talking about.

Let’s see some┬áexamples how we use┬ámeasure words in English.


A dish of spaghetti

A bowl of rice

A can of soup

A piece of cake/pie

A pound of meat/cheese

A carton of ice cream

A box of cereal

A loaf of bread

A bag of flour

A package of pasta

A jar of peanut butter

A cube of ice

A slice of bread/pizza

A head of lettuce/cabbage

A dash of salt

A kernel of corn

A pack of gum

A stalk of celery

An ear of corn

A clove of garlic

A grain of wheat/salt

A spear of asparagus


A pint of blood

A tablespoon of vinegar

A teaspoon of medicine

A glass of water

A half gallon of juice

A cup of coffee

A tank of gas

A quart of milk

A bottle of wine

A gallon of punch

A shot of vodka

A jug of lemonade

A drop of rain

A keg of beer

Personal items

A container of shampoo

A tube of toothpaste

A bottle of perfume/cologne

A bar of soap

A stick of deodorant

A ball of cotton

A roll of toilet paper


A roll of tape

A pad of paper

A piece of paper

A bottle/tube of glue

A stick/piece of chalk

A pair of scissors

A jar of paste

Sewing items

A yard/meter of ribbon

A skein of yarn

A spool of thread

A (square) foot/meter of fabric/cloth

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