English Grammar Lessons
Singular - Glossary of Terms
A noun is classified as singular if it refers to one
thing. The opposite to singular is plural. A noun is classified as plural
when it refers to more than one thing.
The man left
the bank. (man - singular / bank - singular)
left the shops. (women - plural / shops
Nouns that represent groups (called collective nouns) can be treated as
singular or plural, depending on the sense of the sentence.
The shoal was
moving north. (shoal - singular)
The shoal were
darting in all directions. (shoal - plural)
hooked a mackerel. Lee
caught 2 whelks, and Craig
landed a bass.
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