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I have two questions. Can someone tell me please we should use plural or singular form and why?
1. 'A child is someone who is very young. When we're talking about more than one children, we use plural, children.'
Hrer we should use 'more than one child' or 'more than one children'?
2. 'How many brothers or sisters do you have?'
'I have no brothers or sisters, I'm an only-child.'
'I have no brothers(?) or sisters(?)' doesn't seem to be logic to me, just like saying 'I don't have any brothers or sisters' doesn't make sense to me, since I don't have any one, why do we say 'brothers or sisters'?
Strangely, the zero number, expressed with no, is often treated as a plural in English. "No exceptions." "No sandals." "No dogs".... It seems illogical to me too, though my ear tells me it is the most normal way to say it, in English.
1. more than one children
Quantifiers agree in number with their noun. So, for example, one child, two children, three children, and so on.2. no brothers or sisters
Adjectival no means not one of a group of many; e.g, no shoes, not *no shoe.
Thanks a lot to all of you!
one more question please,
'There _____ no exceptions to this rule.'
'There _____ no dogs on the street.'
Should I fill is or are in the blanks?