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    Plastic bags burn

    Plastic bags burn with a very bad smell.

    I understand with plural we don't change the base form of verb i.e. we don't add "s" or "es". So we have used "burn" not "burns". Am I correct?

    I understand we add article only before noun. I could not understand why have we used "a" before "very". Please clarify.

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    Re: Plastic bags burn

    You are correct about the verb.
    We use articles before a noun phrase, a word or phrase of which the headword is a noun. The noun phrase in your example is a very bad smell -

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