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    should the noun that come after "no" be singular or pluraL?

    i can hear no sounds
    i can hear no sound

    no apples are in the basket
    no apple is in the basket

    no scramble eggs
    no scramble egg

    is the dish scramble eggs usually plural
    what if i only use one egg. in that case can i say i'm eating scramble egg?


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    Re: no

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Should the noun that come after "no" be singular or pluraL? Depends on the context and what question you are answering, or what you want to say. All your examples are good.

    I can hear no sounds
    I can hear no sound

    No apples are in the basket
    No apple is in the basket

    No scrambled eggs
    No scrambled egg

    Is the dish scrambled eggs usually plural It's not usual to scramble only one egg! The phrase is "scrambled eggs" - the eggs have been scrambled
    What if I only use one egg. In that case can I say I'm eating scrambled egg? I see no reason why not.
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