Even the ruling party has been calling for pauses in the increases. The minimum wage went up 16.4 percent last year and another 10.9 percent this year to reach 8,350 won under the government's promise to boost the hourly minimum wage to 10,000 won.
It's an excerpt from a news article, and I'm not sure about when to use singular/plural. Here, it says "pauses" and "increases" but would it be incorrect to write "pause" and "increase"?
Is the usage of singular/plural different from word to word and there's no specific rule applied to all kinds of nouns? Cause I'm always confused when should or shouldn't I use singular/plural nouns in a sentence.