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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #69751: Singular and plural
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    Singular and plural


                                   +SINGULAR
    there is There is a spider on the wall. Warning, see below
    there was There was a party last Saturday. Warning, see below
    this Look! This avocado is enormous. 
    that Do you remember that day? 
    little He's got little money.+ uncountable
    a little There is a little wine left.+ uncountable
    much There is not much time left.+ uncountable
    how much How much flour do you want?+ uncountable
    every  John works every day. + countable
    each Each pupil must bring his book.  + countable
                      How much sugar do you take in your tea?

                                    + PLURAL
    there are There are two spiders on the wall.Warning, see below
    there were There were ghosts in the castle.Warning, see below
    these Everybody does it these days. 
    those Nobody did it in those days. 
    few Few people own a castle. + countable
    a few I know a few words in Spanish. + countable
    many Have you got many books? + countable
    how many How many poems did he write? + countable

                 Few men have already walked on the moon.

     

    WARNING ! THERE IS / THERE ARE || THERE WAS / THERE WERE

    There is a spider. =  singular (1 spider)
    There are two spiders.  = plural (2 spiders)

    BUT:

    There is a spider and two cats. There was a spider and two cats.

    and:
    There are two cats and a spider. There were two cats and a spider.





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    1.
      two grocery shops in that street last year, but now a fast-food restaurant.        
     What's the matter?! bad news?
      - any cheap flights to London this weekend?
      -Yes an early morning flight on Sunday.
      Doctor Wilson, you should open your door. people waiting for you.

    2.
     Look at lights in the sky! They are moving.
    aliens flying tonight?
      
      was the day when I met  Derek. I'll never forget it. 
     I always wear earrings, they were his first present to me.
      painting is surprising, I prefer one over there.

    3.
      traffic on the motorway yesterday?        
      was disappointed, photos did not come out.
     - I'm afraid John is not making progress.
     - mistakes did he make in his calculations?
     -A lot.

    4.
         Tristan da Cunha is a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The islanders
     («300)   don't have money and have contact with the outside world.
     
         The capital Edinburgh of The Seven Seas doesn't have important buildings.
      There are shops but there is cultural life.
         You can see boats in the small fishing port.











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