Academic Vocabulary in Context – Count

can account for him — counting out his money — an accounting firm — several chartered accountants — to account for changes — the countdown to new year
a tax accountant — non-count nouns or uncountable nouns — down for the count — out for the count — The Count of Monte Cristo — have still not been accounted for
count from one to a hundred — soon lost count — count nouns or countable nouns
keep count — on the counter — a rough headcount — count them up — a low sperm count — count on me — couldn’t keep count — a recount — you can count me in — to account for all


Note that there are 20 questions but there are 25 answers!

1. It is difficult …………. small breakages but we can factor that into the cost of production.

2. Because of irregularities in the way the ballot boxes were handled, there will have to be …………. .

3. The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey. The king was in his counting house …………..

4. If you need a friend, you can …………..

5. I tried to …………. in the beginning as people came in but there were so many people that I …………. and I decided to just …………. after they had all entered. I know it is not the most efficient way to do it but I just …………… of them all by myself.

6. It is ten minutes to midnight and …………. will start soon.

7. Can you make …………… and let me know how many people there are?

8. In cases where there is ……………. we can offer help with in vitro fertilisation to improve the chance of conception.

9. In grammar quantifiable nouns like “people” and “apples” and “cars” are called ……………. but mass nouns like sugar and water and flour, which cannot be counted, are called ……………. .

10. He put his purchases ……………. and fished in his pocket for some money to pay for them.

11. ……………. is a novel which was written by Alexandre Dumas.

12. If you want to form a political organisation with the objective of nationalising the central bank and taking it out of private hands, then ………………

13. The main suspect has a good alibi except for the time between leaving the house and arriving at the bar, and nobody ……………. during that thirty minute period, and that is when the crime was committed.

14. Of the fifty-one crew and passengers who were traveling on that flight, twenty-eight people ……………. .

15. We are not able ……………. which may take place in the event of a change of government, so there is a specific clause in the contract which governs this eventuality.

16. He took a terrific blow to the head and he was ……………. .

17. He was actually ……………. . His opponent knocked him unconscious.

18. Most children can ……………. by the time they reach that age so he might have some kind of learning difficulty.

19. There is ……………….. in the city which employs ………………… and I am sure they can help you to get your affairs in order.

20. One of my friends is …………….. and I can ring him and ask him what we should do to comply with tax office requirements.

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  1. rodrigo loaiza says:

    Thank you

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