Student or Learner
Any errors with this sentence:
Through numerous practice and studying, I finally aquired the skill to create web page layout using CSS.
Does the word "practice" need a "s" at the end.
Often I found it hard to determine if a word as only a singular form. Nouns such as effort, information, rice, justice, advice can be tricky. For example, if a noun has only a singular form because it's uncountable, without knowing it I add a "s" at the end. The present tense verb form following the subject would also be incorrect. I learn from experience that if a sentence sounds smooth and floats accordingly without any awkwardness. It is usually fine. However, this isn't always the case. So anyone knows better techniques to deals with this issue/problem without having to look up words in the dictionary all the time. Please Help.
It's an ugly lacuna or fault with our language. Personally I just add a lower-case 's,' for example: NSAIDs, 1980s.... a lot of people use an apostrophe when there's already a final s, as in Isis' story, Moses' journey, etc.
Here I would just expand the abbreviation: cascading style sheets.