Aggregate Nouns


Rule 2.5: Do not add the indefinite article a or an to aggregate nouns.


Aggregate nouns are nouns that always have a plural form. They have no singular form and never take the indefinite article a or an. Most aggregate nouns end with an s; however, words like police and cattle do not, but still have a plural form nonetheless.

aggregate nouns


acoustics
bangs
customs
damages
digs
cattle
arms
directions

earnings
headquarters
manners
curtains
clothes
brains
police
archives

bowels
remains
outskirts
intestines
congratulations
contents
stairs
thanks

 

Exercise 21: Correct or incorrect?

Exercise 22: Aggregate nouns always have a plural form. Are the verbs below correct or incorrect?