You are right. Grammatically, "stuff" is singular.Originally Posted by MikeNewYorkI agree that "stuff" is uncountable and has no plural in that context, but as a subject, it takes a singular verb.Originally Posted by RonBeeTechnically, yes--perhaps. But nobody says "Is this your stuffs?" or "That's my stuffs", do they? Instead, they say, "That's my stuff." And is "stuff" ever used to refer to just one thing?Originally Posted by MikeNewYorkErm...You may want to edit the first line. "Stuff" is singular. :wink:Originally Posted by RonBee1. Say: "All that stuff is mine." ("Stuff" as a noun is plural.)
2. Sometimes either could be used. (But in the previous sentence we wouldn't say might instead of could.) "It could happen" means there is a possibility that the thing will happen, and in that sentence we could use "might" instead of "could" with "might" indicating a greater likelihood that "it" would happen.
3. "She wouldn't believe" is more indicative of a refusal to believe than "She didn't believe", but the result is the same. :)
4. Use "in a while" to indicate the time that has passed between events and "for a while" to indicate the duration of an event.
Do you know the George Carlin bit where he says that what a house is is a place to keep your stuff? And when you travel somewhere you take a small version of your stuff with you? He was using "stuff" as a plural. Definitely.
Your stuff is falling on the floor.
My stuff is here.