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  1. Helped Wanted
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    Need help again on Sing/Plural form this time..Many thanks

    The sentence below needs corrections. Please assist and thanks for helping again, everyone! T_T


    There were many jewellery in the shop and they were very beautiful.

  2. CitySpeak
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    Re: Need help again on Sing/Plural form this time..Many than

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    The sentence below needs corrections. Please assist and thanks for helping again, everyone! T_T


    There were many jewellery in the shop and they were very beautiful.

    There was a lot of jewelry in the shop, and it was very beautiful.

    There was so much jewelry in the shop, and it was very beautiful.


    You can't use "many" because "jewelry" is an uncountable noun. You can use "a lot", or "so much". We use "many" for things that we can count.

    You should also use "it" instead of "they". If you use "they", it means "jewelry" can be counted, and as we know "jewelry" cannot be counted.

    If you want to use "many", you can say "many pieces of jewelry".


    There were many pieces of jewelry in the shop, and they were very beautiful.

    There were so many pieces of jewelry in the shop, and they were very beautiful.

    I like "so many" better.

  3. Helped Wanted
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    Many thanks to you, CitySpeak! ^o^

  4. CitySpeak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Many thanks to you, CitySpeak! ^o^



    My pleasure.


    You're welcome.


    8) :)

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    Here's another way to say it:
    • There were manywonderful things in the jewelry shop, and they were all very beautuiful.


    (You don't really need to meantion that there is jewelry in a jewelry shop, since people take that for granted.)

    I would use so many this way:
    • He has so many cats he didn't know what to do with them all.


    :D

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