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    • Join Date: Mar 2008
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    Question uncountable nouns

    The word "works" is uncountable noun, so when I construct a sentence, do I say "The works is not extensive" or "The works are not extensive"?

    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    Re: uncountable nouns

    Here, we have to say The works are not extensive.

    "Works" is always plural in the context of engineering works,for example in the sentences:
    The works on the M4 are dreadful.
    He came home tired from the steelworks every night.

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