In this article, we will explain some common mistakes in the use of nouns.
Incorrect: I would like to buy some furnitures.
Correct: I would like to buy some furniture.
Incorrect: Have you got any informations?
Correct: Have you got any information?
Incorrect: Have you packed your luggages?
Correct: Have you packed your luggage?
Incorrect: Is there any breads?
Correct: Is there any bread? OR Are there any loaves?
Explanation: Nouns like scenery, furniture, news, information, luggage and bread are always used in the singular. They do not have a plural form.
Incorrect: He told these news to me.
Correct: He told me this news.
Explanation: The noun news is only used in the singular. So, we cannot use these before news. When a verb (e.g. told) takes two objects, we prefer to put the indirect object (e.g. me) before the direct object (e.g. this news). Note that the indirect object is usually a person as in the above example.
Incorrect: The government should pay attention to the problems of the poors.
Correct: The government should pay attention to the problems of the poor.
Incorrect: He provided the blinds with food.
Correct: He provided the blind with food.
Explanation: Expressions like the poor, the dead, the blind, the unemployed are always plural. You don’t have to say the poors or the blinds