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    clothes -..

    I don't know the verb for clothese shou be plural or single:


    I have bought some clothes for him, and put them in that bag.
    I have bought some clothes for him, and put it in that bag.

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks


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    Re: clothes -..

    clothes = plural.
    clothing = singular.

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    Re: clothes -..

    Quote Originally Posted by fang2008 View Post
    I don't know the verb for clothese shou be plural or single:

    I have bought some clothes for him, and put them in that bag.
    I have bought some clothes for him, and put it in that bag.

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks
    There's quite a few of these cases where a single item is referred to in the plural. They all take plural verbs and pronouns eg:
    pants, underpants, trousers, scissors...
    "Those scissors are dangerous. Put them away!"
    Here's some more:
    Plural nouns in English


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    Thanks a lot. How about "information":

    I have a lot of information which are/is retrieved from that website.

    Should use is or are?

    Thanks

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    Re: clothes -..

    Quote Originally Posted by fang2008 View Post
    Thanks a lot. How about "information":

    I have a lot of information which are/is retrieved from that website.

    Should use is or are?

    Thanks
    Information is always always singular. (is)
    Pieces of information can be plural. Eg. there were three pieces of information I asked about. BUT NOT "There were three informations..."!
    I'd say "I retrieved a lot of information from that website".

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