Number

Introduction

The term grammatical number refers to whether the concept described consists of a single unit (singular number), like "this pen", or to more than one unit (plural number), like "these pens", or "three pens". Some languages distinguish between one, two, and many, rather than just one and many as in English. A plural noun is more than one person, place or thing and can be regular or irregular, e.g. boys, women. An uncountable noun does not have a plural form, e.g. information.

Use

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beach/beaches

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bean/beans

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hairbrush/hairbrushes

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leaf/leaves

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mouse/mice

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party/parties

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school/schools

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woman/women