Confusing words: Words With No Plural Forms

 

Many students who are learning English are very surprised to learn that the words information, knowledge, and jewelry have no plural forms. These are called uncountable noums:

 

Here is my list so far:

accommodation
advice
baggage
bread
bravery
chaos
clarity
courage
cowardice
equipment
education
evidence
furniture
garbage
greed
homework
honesty
information
jewelry
knowledge
livestock
luggage
marketing
money
insurance
mud
news
pasta
patriotism (and the other -ism words)
progress
racism
research
sexism
travel
weather
work

 

5 thoughts on “Confusing words: Words With No Plural Forms

  1. I take issue with several of these. Money can be defined in the plural form as monies, meaning sums. Work would become works i.e. building works are ongoing. Travel, as in I am going on my travels. Insurance, i.e. I need a variety of insurances to run my business. I would suggest that aircraft, fish and sheep would be good additions though.

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