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    plural or singular

    Scientists have made some important ......... about human brain recently.
    Do we use discoveries or discovery here. Is the singular form wrong?
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    Re: plural or singular

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Scientists have made some important ......... about human brain recently.
    Do we use discoveries or discovery here. Is the singular form wrong?
    Thanks
    Firrstly, 'the human brain' is correct.

    Generally speaking and in most cases "some" preceding a countable noun makes the noun plural. So "discoveries" is most correct.

    But "discovery" can be correct too. If you say 'Scientists have made some important discovery about the human brain recently.', this "some" means (an)(one) unspecified or unknown discovery. (unknown to the speaker/writer)

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