Here’s a short list of words with confusing singular/plural forms, useful for Use of English exam paper, tasks 2 and 3. It was prepared with Spanish students in mind, however, the speakers of other languages might have similar problems.

aerobic vs. aerobics

work vs. works

mean vs. means

condition vs. conditions

other vs. others

acoustic vs, acoustics

toast vs. toasts

new vs. news

dynamic vs. dynamics

athletic vs. athletics

compass vs. compasses

custom vs. customs

damage vs. damages

dynamic vs. dynamics







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to go to the mountains

somebody is sad

somebody has left their jacket



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