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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Statistics ____________ an important subject relevant to various fields.

The new cars _____________  all parked behind the building.

My feet ____________ killing me! I've been walking around town all day.

Look! That sheep _____________ so fat!

My children _____________ very good students.

The news _____________ terrible! The war has begun!

Yikes! There ___________ so many mice in this storage room!

Mathematics __________ not always a popular subject.

All the men ____________ waiting for some news from their families.

Some people say that politics ____________ dirty.


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170 Comments on “Common English Grammar Errors with Plurals”


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i got 10 out of 10, thank you rebecca for helping me

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

    Did you get all those quiz questions right? Good for you!

    First to post a comment and pass the quiz with flying colors, what else can you ask for?

    Congrats! Have a great weekend!

    Saturday, June 13th 2015

10/10 :D However, maybe I didn’t know about “unchanging nouns.” Thank you, Rebecca. Helpful :)

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

    hi,
    unchanging nouns are nouns that stay the same…
    plural or singular…
    example: 1 fish, 5 fish
    2 sheep, 1 sheep etc

    hugs!

    Thursday, June 11th 2015

      Hi tiagoamericoo. Thank you :)

      Thursday, June 11th 2015

100% correct. Thanks Rebecca!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

100% done, thanks rebecca

Thursday, June 11th 2015

100% correct, thanks mam

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thank you rebecca.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

irregular nouns…, I thought irregular only works for verbs

Thursday, June 11th 2015

100% correct thank you.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thanks for all!!100% correct.Greetings from Seville,Spain

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Very important lesson, I have enjoyed it, and I’m looking for more grammar learning.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

This is a good lesson, Thank you :) 100% correct

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thanks for this video, It is interesting and important

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thank you Rebecca! I love your way of teaching. Thank you very much!!!!!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

great Rebecca! thank you for the nice lesson!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

    very useful lessons

    Saturday, June 13th 2015

      I must agree with you Judith!

      Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thanks for your lesson! Really nice and useful!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

10/10 thank you :)

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Very good lesson!! Thank you Rebecca. 100% correct.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

I got 10/10
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thanks Rebecca, Its working well with me :)

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thank you so much

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Yay I have got 10/10!!! Thank you so so much for your lesson, Rebecca!!! Now I understand these mistakes I had before. Anyway, thank you.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

I got all correct answers. It’s very helpful to learn the irregular plural nouns.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Rebecca,thanks alot..

Thursday, June 11th 2015

It’s important to learn irregular nouns. I got 100 Are there any another irregular nouns? Rebecca
actually I found some for example
person/people bacterium/bacteria cactus/cacti focus/foci fungus/fungi series/series ox/oxen mouse/mice goose/geese tuna/tuna salmon/salmon
THANKS FOR YOUR USEFUL LESSON

Thursday, June 11th 2015

    Hello Manolya!,

    The plural form of ‘focus’ can be either focuses or foci. The latter is more formal than the former. Greetings!

    Thursday, June 11th 2015

      thanks you so much acidkike

      Friday, June 12th 2015

    Good that you are applying what you have learned by finding new examples. Yes, there are many more. You could google the topic to find lists of many more such nouns. All the best!

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thanks Rebecca! but I have a question: can I say or use the unchanigin nouns in the plural form, for example the fishes, is that correctly?

Thursday, June 11th 2015

    I think such as in lesson if you want to say many fish you can say “Those/These fish” but you want to say a fish you can say “this/that fish” .

    Friday, June 12th 2015

Its an interesting way to learn because its explained very clear

Thursday, June 11th 2015

I got 10/10, Thanks for the class Rebecca, I’m a new engvid’s student.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

    I got 10/10, Thanks for the class Rebecca, I’m a new engvid’s student.

    Thursday, June 11th 2015

I GOT 10

THANK YOU JESUS!!

:D

Thursday, June 11th 2015

This lesson is very helpful, I didn’t think that could be possible. Thanks Rebeca.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thank you Rebeca is very helpful this lesson

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thanks Rebecca, I got out of 10 !!!!!!!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

It’s a very helpfull lecture for me thanks Rebecca !

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Good lesson Rebeca! Thank you!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

yoosshh, i got 10 :) thanks for the explanation

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for the lesson!
Could you indicate some website where we can find a list of irregular nouns?

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thank you very much I got 10 correct out of 10 . Yesss!

Friday, June 12th 2015

Very good site I have been entering this site and I found it very much useful.

In this Quis I got 10/10

Friday, June 12th 2015

I scored out of marks in the quiz.
Rebecca could you tell me which sentence is correct?Police is/are going to help us to solve this criminal case?Is it correct using is or are in this sentence?
Many thanks for this helpful lesson :-)

Friday, June 12th 2015

    It’s police are. Police should be used with a plural verb. However, many people including media treat “police” as a singular noun nowadays. So I guess, it’s not wrong to say “police is”.

    Friday, June 12th 2015

      Hi Sayaka.S,
      I really appreciate your kind reply to my query.Thank you very much indeed for your cooperation.
      Regards,
      TEJALKK.

      Saturday, June 13th 2015

      Actually, we can only say:

      The police are …

      All the best!

      Sunday, June 14th 2015

        Thank you so much Rebecca for your kind reply :-)
        It always has been a great experience for me to improve my spoken English with a great teacher like you.Many thanks.

        Monday, June 15th 2015

        Thank you Rebecca! Plurality of nouns is one of the hardest things to master for me :( This video helped a lot!!

        Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Thank you.

Friday, June 12th 2015

I am good , I got a D

Friday, June 12th 2015

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Friday, June 12th 2015

sorry.My skype is:darya.emeljanova

Friday, June 12th 2015

    hi I wanna Practice English too so i goona add u

    Friday, June 12th 2015

    Dear Darya, I also added you in Skype, please get come contact with me to practice our English.

    Saturday, June 13th 2015

    My Skype usman.musazai

    Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Thanks so much!!!.. it’s been a beautiful lesson :)

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thank a lot,Rebecca. It’s a very good lesson

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thank you very much. Your lesson is the first in this web for me.
I very like it.

Friday, June 12th 2015

    Welcome to engvid! Please explore the website – we have 100s of other lessons which you might find helpful. Small corrections go a long way to improving your English. My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you, I am improving my English dramatically.
Yours sincerely.

Friday, June 12th 2015

Dear teacher Rebecca: many thanks for your English lesson. Have a nice time.

Friday, June 12th 2015

Hi teacher you are a good teacher

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thank you so much! It helps me a lot :)

Friday, June 12th 2015

Great teacher!! :) loved the lesson!!

Friday, June 12th 2015

It’s so funny to learn wiht you! thanks

Friday, June 12th 2015

hi! dear Rebecca

I thought this was complicated. however, you help me see this easy. i did very well in the quiz thank you so much for that

Friday, June 12th 2015

Nice pronunciation is perfect.

Friday, June 12th 2015

Want practice English add me my skype is fernando.jaime04

Friday, June 12th 2015

Thank you, I have just recently learned English, hoping to see more of your teaching.

Friday, June 12th 2015

has ha the first time for me i got 80, it really nice.

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Thanks for teaching, I have got 100% correct, actually it’s my first time that I received perfect correct,

Hasib Nasir, Kabul, Afghanistan

Saturday, June 13th 2015

I got 9 to 10. and thanks teacher

Saturday, June 13th 2015

hi people my note is five :/ is bad

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Hello, first I would like to thank all of you” Engvid staff”… you have been really helpful..I just got my IELTS result..I got 6.5 .. I am not surprised because I was expecting this good result thanks to your help & support…I wish you all good luck. :)

Saturday, June 13th 2015

    Congratulations to you and thanks for your feedback. Glad you found our lessons helpful in preparing for the IELTS exam.

    I have a website called goodluckielts.com, for those who are planning to take this exam in the future.

    All the best!

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

Hi Rebecca,

Certainly I will never talk about moose, but it was pretty important to learning on Irregular unchaning nouns!! Many thanks!

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Yehey… I got 10/10… Thank you Mam Rebecca… Hope to learn more…

Saturday, June 13th 2015

I GOT 8 MY MISTAKE

THANKS TOO MUCH TEACHER REBECCA

YOUR LESSON ITS VERY CLEAR

Saturday, June 13th 2015

I love this lesson and the test. Thank you very much!

Sunday, June 14th 2015

10/10- In fact this theme is very complex, choose between is/are is very complicated. For me, of all sentences above, which we have learned “the news…. is” make me think twice because “news” in Portuguese is plural. Thank you Rebecca

Sunday, June 14th 2015

    Yes, Jorge, good point. That is why it is necessary to pay special attention to these irregular words! My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

100/100
thank you very much :)

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Congratulations to those who did well on the quiz and thanks to all for your feedback. Glad to hear that so many of you were able to apply the principles. There is no other way to master some of these irregular combinations except through practice! All the best with your English.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thank you so much.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Hi Rebecca

Thank you for the lesson.
What is the difference between goose and geese?

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Thank you so much for the lesson rebecca, I always had problem is this subject and couldn’t distinguish between them. thanks to you I know the categories know.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Hello Rebecca,

I was done the test successfully. I got 10 correct. You taught very good. You had a good inspiration for everyone.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

you are making a great change in my future

Thank You!

Sunday, June 14th 2015

10 out of 10 thank you so much MRS rebecca you are a great teacher

Monday, June 15th 2015

thank you so much!

Monday, June 15th 2015

Dear Prof.
I would appreciate it, if you would be so kind as to let me have a piece of information about two preposition. Let me presently explain:
It is necessary that I should say : I am AT University or I am IN University. I do not know what is right in UK, Canada and Usa. I pay my respect to you.
yours faithfully
briklend handersson

N.B: I got 10 out of 10.

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

    * I beg your pardon: two prepositions

    Tuesday, June 16th 2015

      In North America, we usually use “I’m at the university.”, to say we are at the physical place. For example:

      Where is John now?
      He’s at the university.

      But if you want to say that he is a student of the university, then you should say, ” He’s in university”. For example:

      What’s your son doing these days?
      He’s in university.

      Hope this helps! Thanks for your feedback and all the best to you, Briklend.

      Saturday, July 4th 2015

I got 10 to 10. thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

thx.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

100/100
Thank you very much!

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Thank you Rebecca. It is such a useful lesson.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

thx.. I have learnd some new words (10/10)

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

thank you! Rebecca it was awesome lesson. i should practice with anybody who want my skype is student6003

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Thanks mam, which very helpful for my exams.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Hi Rebecca
I’ve scored 1o out of 10. Thanks to your productive lesson, it helped me to understand a lot more in these, and help indicated me to see the mistakes I may make when using the language.

Also it would be really grateful if I could able to find more of these irregulars, singular, plural and unchanging nouns.
Do you have have an ideas for me to look up on the website or could you help me more about this sections.

However I am very much appreciated in your effort of teaching and all your crew.

Thursday, June 18th 2015

    You would need to google the topic – there are several websites which could give you further info. Thanks for your feedback and all the best to you.

    Saturday, July 4th 2015

      Hi Rebecca!

      Thanks so much for your suggestion. I will search more topics on google.

      Monday, July 13th 2015

Rebeca, thank you for you helping about that lesson!

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Thank you Rebecca! I got 10/10

Thursday, June 18th 2015

thanks ^_^

Friday, June 19th 2015

A brilliant lesson,thanks very much.

Friday, June 19th 2015

Hey Rebecca, do you have email??, I need to ask you something

Friday, June 19th 2015

thank you, btw the free dictionary agrees to fishes as a plural to fish

Saturday, June 20th 2015

Thank you Rebecca. I always watch your video and very useful for me.

Sunday, June 21st 2015

I got 90/100 :)
with the news, i guess it sounds right to use both (is/are)

Thank you Ms. Rebecca

Monday, June 22nd 2015

Thanks ma’m

Monday, June 22nd 2015

thank you miss

Monday, June 22nd 2015

Thanks Rebeca for this video, i´m just preparing for my TOEFL test and this lesson help me so much.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

very clear lesson. :)

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

thank you!!

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

thanks :)

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

thank you

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

i got 9/10 that s good for me ^^

Thursday, June 25th 2015

Thank you, you are legend! :)

Friday, June 26th 2015

Great video. I did the test and I got 10/10.

Friday, June 26th 2015

Thanks Rebecca! ^^

Friday, June 26th 2015

thank you teacher, now it’s so easy to me .. but i want you to talk about when we use ( to ) or ( for )please, because I can’t find any diffrent between it!

Friday, June 26th 2015

Thanks !

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Got 10 on 10, video was really helpful
Thanks :)

Saturday, June 27th 2015

thank you so much

Monday, June 29th 2015

great lessons ^^ thx

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

thanks

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Thanks once again.

Friday, July 3rd 2015

Thanks a lot! :)

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Thanks to all for your feedback. I know it is a tricky point in English, but I’m sure you can master it once you review it a few times. My best wishes to all of you.

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Thank you teachers rebeca

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

    Shit mistakes I accidentally wrote teachers sorry !

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thanks Rebecca you made it clear for me

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

10|10 Ty.

Monday, July 27th 2015

I got 10 out of

Friday, July 31st 2015

Thank you very much

Monday, August 3rd 2015

CAN YOU SAY HOW CAN I PRONOUNS MY NAME KANNIYAPPAN. PLEASE REPLY FOR MY ?

Thursday, August 27th 2015

yup i got 10/10

Friday, September 4th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Rebecca is a very good teacher!

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

I got ten out of ten..thanks Miss. rebecca
you’re a good teacher

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

thanks a lot, a good content..

Saturday, October 10th 2015

THANKS

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Hi Rebecca, thanks for clearing up the confusions I had all the while. May I know which one is correct for the below?

There is/are a lot of news about John.

Thank you.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

thank you rebbeaca :))

Thursday, November 26th 2015

thanks you rebecca!

Saturday, December 5th 2015

Hi Rebecca! You wrote in your “Spelling of Plural Nouns in English” that “news” is “a plural noun having no singular forms”. But at this lesson you said that “the news” is a singular noun. I am slightly confused. What is the correct definition? And how should I say “1 news,2 news etc?”

Saturday, December 12th 2015

Thank you.

Saturday, December 12th 2015

Hi, thank you very much! I was very easy.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Wow Rebecca definitely you was right,no matter when you made this amazing class i just want to give my thanks because as you said, i have learned something important in my writing and reading skills in just a few minutes, i had ideas about irregular plural nouns but certainly i did not know about the last two. When i used to watch them on television or when i was reading something from a website i thought they were plural when actually they were singular or both. Thanks again my dear professor.

Regards and hugs from Venezuela.

Monday, January 4th 2016

were*

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Wow! This lesson helps me a lot!

Thursday, January 7th 2016

100% thank you

Monday, January 11th 2016

Great lesson!Thank you

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

THANK YOU

Friday, March 4th 2016

Now Onwards you are my favorite teacher…..thank you teacher

Friday, March 4th 2016

Great!! It’s really informative and easily understandable, I’ve one question on what you taught about Irregular unchanging nouns and for the word ‘fish’ for instance “The fishes are very beautiful” and ” Those fishes are very colorful”. Can we use this word FISHES instead of FISH ? Please correct me if my understanding is wrong…

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D Thank you so much Rebeca ;D

Monday, May 2nd 2016

I’m very happy : I got 10 out of 10 ! … I perfectly understood this topic ! … Thanks a bunch, my dear teacher Rebecca ! … Greetings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America. Best wishes !

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

Thanks teacher, Rebecca. Your tutorials are awesome.

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Very useful! thank you so much teacher Rebecca!

Tuesday, August 30th 2016
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