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    Insights, analysis and opinion

    Dear Teachers

    I always have problem in the choice of using "plural" and "singular" nouns in writing English.

    "This email highlights some of our most popular and well-respected columnists and their insights, analysis and opinion on world issues and major events. We take great pride in our stimulating and thought-provoking comment and analysis... We provide shrewd commentary and views on the world's economy."

    Why "insights" and "views" are plural, while "analysis", "opinion" and "commentary" are singular. Why not analyses, opinions and commentaries? In the future, if I write something like that, should I follow the above way, or I should put them all in plural form (attached the sentences I see)?

    Best regards

    Anthony the learner
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    Last edited by patran; 05-Aug-2013 at 07:49.

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