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Plural nouns

Plural nouns

Plural nouns refer to more than one thing, or treat the things they refer to as consisting of more than one thing. They are used with a plural verb. If they are preceded by a determiner, it is a plural determiner such as some, these, or other, or a determiner such as the or my which can be used with either plural or singular forms. Note that although many of them end in s, not all of them do.These nouns are labelled N-PLURAL in the Collins Cobuild English Dictionary.Nouns of this type belong to the following meaning groups:The 'binoculars' groupThe 'trousers' groupThe 'high heels' groupThe 'clothes' groupThe 'people' groupThe 'cattle' groupThe 'tonsils' groupThe 'dreadlocks' groupThe 'shakes' groupThe 'troubles' groupThe 'fries' groupThe 'foothills' groupThe 'business hours' groupThe 'riches' groupThe 'costs' groupThe 'congratulations' groupThe 'thoughts' groupThe 'breakables' groupThe 'basics' groupThe 'remains' groupThe 'arts' groupThe 'block capitals' groupNouns with other meanings

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