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Unit 56: MASS & UNIT IN SENTENCES Different words go with different types of noun. Sometimes we use the same word with plural nouns and mass nouns (1 below), and sometimes we use different words (2 below). U n i t n o u n s M a s s n o u n s SINGULAR PLURAL 1 I want an apple. I want some apples. I want some fruit. I don’t want an apple. I don’t want any apples. I don’t want any fruit. It’s an apple. They’re apples. It’s fruit. A good apple is expensive. Good apples are expensive. Good fruit is expensive. 2 This apple… These apples…
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Unformatted text preview: This fruit That apple Those apples That fruit How many apples How much fruit have you got? have you got? I dont have many apples. I dont have much fruit. They only have a They only have a little fruit. few apples. NOTICE: Mass nouns use singular verbs and the singular pronoun. For example, we say: Where is the money? NOT Where are the money It is in the bank. NOT They are in the bank The news is good. NOT The news are good NOTICE: There is a list of important mass nouns in Unit 47....
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