A couple`s name is plural and takes a plural verb. My jeans should be washed, not my jeans Some names have both a singular shape and a plural shape with different meanings. Countless names are still treated as singular when it comes to a verb-subject agreement: Zedco (-o) has just announced that it recorded a loss of $35 million last year. Management (1) is aware that it has made mistakes. The press (2) printed out all the stories and articles that criticize the company. The Board of Directors of Zedco (3) knows that it now has to make difficult decisions. Of course, employees (4) are concerned about their jobs and (5) want/want a meeting with management as soon as possible. But Chief Executive Barry Douglas says things aren`t that bad. He said the company still has (6) a great future ahead of it. In light of this brief and simplified presentation of the ontological and cognitive basis of the innumable/countable distinction, we should be able to hypothesize that languages that are quite close, such as English and Swedish, spoken mainly by people of relatively similar cultures, should not be very different when it comes to knowing which names matter and which are innumerable. That assumption is correct.
For the vast majority of names, there is no difference in counting between the English name and its Swedish counterpart. I need a spoon. Figures above a step only with plural substrates. Some names have a plural form (with s), but adopt a singular verb. The news was worse than I expected, not the news… The economy is a difficult subject, the economy are not… If a plural noun comes after one of one, neither of, none of or none of, here are some examples of countless nouns. Can I have water? Do you want us to sit on the grass? The money is pretty safe. I love music.
Would you like some butter? That`s good news, of course. However, there are a number of important exceptions that we must respect (in addition to reminding that the same name can be used in more ways than one), in part to get agreement between the subject and the verb correctly. Estling Vannest-hl (2007:99) contains the following list of substantives that are in English, but to count or pluralists in Swedish (please note that the list should not be exhaustive): However, if you are referring to different varieties of fruit, you can use the fruits as an accounting noun. A few groups of groups: army, public, public, team, group, council, choir, class, club, committee, community, company, council, council, crowd, family, government, group, management, orchestra, population, press (newspapers), public, staff, union Also: Harrods, the BBC, the United Nations, etc. and England (the England team), Manchester United We use a pair of names for a thing of two parts that are equal. A few pairs of names are twin, glasses, jeans, pants, pajamas, scissors, shorts, tights, pants. Can you say it better? Use two names together. Close the conversations. Define this noun: enterprise (x2), experience (x2), glass, iron, light, paper, space, time. Put/inseminated or a few before each nostun. However, countless names are considered singular and can only accept individual verbs. The nominus «fruit» is generally considered an unspeakable thing.
Some substantives can be either countable or innumerable. For example, a potato is a separate, individual thing, but the potato cannot be counted. We can also follow this structure with a plural noun. We cannot use a number or number with a couple noston. But we can use a couple. I need jeans, or I need jeans, no jeans Laura bought four pairs of tights, no pants four in English, we often use one name before the other like this.