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  1. Augustone
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    Singular/Plural

    What is happening to the usage of singular/plural nouns relative to verve usage? I hear a lot of inconsistencies - verb usage relative to collective nouns, uk-style, us-style - what is the trend?

    Also, classification of numbers as plural or singular - I learned form school that all numbers greater than one are plural and numbers from one and less are singular, e.g. one penny, half penny, but I hear things like, "zero degrees and 0.6 degrees, etc. Is this correct? :D


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    Singular/plural

    Hi Augustone,
    I'm sorry I can't tell what the trend is but I hope I might help with the following link

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handou.../eslcount.html

    Ulli :wink:

  2. Augustone
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    Re: Singular/plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulli
    Hi Augustone,
    I'm sorry I can't tell what the trend is but I hope I might help with the following link

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handou.../eslcount.html

    Ulli :wink:
    Thanks.

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