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nouns only in the plural (agreement)

Here’s an example of the plural only noun ‘pants’ agreeing with the determiner ‘these’ and the verb ‘are’ These pants are lycra. Listen to this sentence. Here’s a student example: His jeans were too tight. PELIC Korean female level 5 listening class. A2 point 16 in the category of NOUNS is defined: NOUNS ONLY USED IN THE PLURAL with plural …

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neither | either of + PLURAL NOUN

‘Either’ can mean “the one or the other.” ‘Neither’ can mean “not the one and not the other” or “not either.” C1 English Grammar Profile point 63 in DETERMINERS/quantity is defined as: ‘either’ and ‘neither’ + ‘of’ with plural noun phrases or pronouns. For example: Neither of these men is Chaney. (note the subject-verb agreement!) listen But the truth is, it’s not going …

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all | one | some + OF + these | those | this | that

B1 point 52 in PRONOUNS/demonstratives/MODIFYING is defined as: quantifying determiners + ‘of’ with demonstrative pronouns An iWeb search for _DD of _DD 1 SOME OF THESE 258542  STUDENT example: The hospitality in Saudi Arabia is very different between provinces.  Some of these have traditional hospitality, but others have modern hospitality. PELIC Arabic male level 3 writing class 2 ANY OF THESE 147378 3 EACH …

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THESE (pronoun)

In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 56 in the category of PRONOUNS/demonstratives is defined as: ‘these’ to refer to something with immediate relevance which has already been mentioned. For example: He writes messages on the back of these. listen iWeb search: * * * these . 1 A COMBINATION OF THESE . 839 2 A FEW OF THESE …

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THESE | THOSE ONES

Point 73 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as: ‘these ones’, ‘those ones’ as a substitute for plural countable nouns which have already been mentioned or are obvious from the context. A look for * * these|those ones * * in the iWeb corpus: 1 ONE OF THOSE ONES WHERE YOU 29   The …

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