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Questions tagged [countable-nouns]

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Is there not much sugar and many candies in the shop?

I had such a sentence: Are there not much sugar and candies in the shop? And I was confuseed with "are".On the one hand it should be "are" for we combine "sugar" = "it" and "candies" = they ...
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Is the word “news” always singular?

Using Google Translate, I have this translation from Russian to English: каковы спортивные новости? what are the sports news? I know, that the word "news" is uncountable, so it is ...
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a … quantity of + plural countable nouns

I learned that "a ... quantity of ..." is typically followed by uncountable nouns. I'd like to know whether there are restrictions on it when it is followed by plural nouns. For example: a large ...
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One of a group of things: “One of my cousin called me” or “One of my cousins called me”

Why is it incorrect to say, "One of my cousin called me." instead of "One of my cousins called me."
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Whichever vs any with numerics

Here's a list of games. You can buy whichever you want. Here's a list of games. You can buy any you want. I, as a non-native speaker, understand it as: The first sentence means that only one game ...