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    Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops.

    Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops. (Taken from here.)

    I thought the word 'goods' is plural. If so, wouldn't 'are' there more appropriate?
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    Re: Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops.

    On second thought, the sentence looks natural to me because in Russian the predicate would be singular with 'much more goods', while with just 'goods' (without 'much more') it's plural. I don't know how to explain this peculiarity in my mother tongue though...
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops.

    Try:

    Christmas is coming, and many more things are being displayed in shops. (Compared to when?)

    The word "goods" is indeed plural.

    I don't think it's helpful to compare English to Russian, but I could be wrong.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    Christmas is coming and much more goods is being displayed in shops. (Taken from here.)

    I thought the word 'goods' is plural. If so, wouldn't 'are' there more appropriate?
    It should be:

    Christmas is coming and many more goods are being displayed in.

    We use "many" with "goods" and "much" with non-count nouns like "work", as in There is much work to be done, and "time", as in I don't have much time.

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    Goods" is a plural-only noun. It contains the plural suffix "s", but it cannot be dropped to form a singular, and it cannot be counted.

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