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Can newses be plural of news?-Detailed explanation

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Can newses be plural of news? There is none. Nouns like ‘news’ are plural in form but singular in meaning.

Although the equivalent expression in many languages would be in the plural,

The news is being broadcast by NDTV. (correct)

The news are being broadcast by NDTV. (wrong)

Oddly enough, “news” is uncountable, which means that not only is it followed by a singular verb, but you also cannot say “a news”:

I’ve got good news. (correct)

I’ve got a good news. (wrong)

Can newses be plural of news?

Can newses be plural of news?
Can newses be plural of news?

Again, In media language, NEWS is made of 4 directions,i.e. North, East, West and South. So these are the only major directions in the Universe. Man only made slightly developed directions such as North-West, meaning you are in between the Northern and Western sides. Having said that, the Media is collecting all the incidents, accidents, happenings etc. from these 4 main directions for publishing in their dailies. Hence it is naturally implied that you can’t have two norths, two wests…etc.etc. So NEWS is a plural noun but singular in meaning as our Grammar Teacher, Mr.B Nadiger pointed out.

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Many English words present a final “s” in their singular form. Most of these are not a problem; few would say “the kiss were beautiful” instead of “the kiss was beautiful”. Nevertheless, that usually give problems:

News (news / news)

Although the equivalent expression in many languages ​​would be plural, “news” is a singular noun, so it should be said:

The news is being broadcast by all major TV channels. (correct)

The news are being broadcast by all major TV channels. (mistaken)

Strange as it may seem, “news” is a non-countable noun, which means not only that it is followed by a verb in the singular, but also that we cannot say “a news”:

I´ve got good news. (correct)

I got a good news. (mistaken)

Can newses be plural of news?

The word “news” in English is considered singular and uncountable. So we use the singular forms of verbs, like is and was: the news is on channel 5, the news was surprising. Don’t use are or were.

But a more common mistake is saying “a news.” With uncountable nouns, we never use a or an. So don’t say, “I heard a good news” – this might be possible in your native language, but in English you should say “I heard some good news.”

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So if the word news is singular and uncountable, how can we talk about more than one piece of news? Well, that’s one possibility – use the word “piece” or “bit” – for example, “I have three pieces/bits of bad news for you” if you want to talk about three distinct topics.

We could also talk about “items of news” or sometimes “news stories” – the term news stories is often used when referring to news you see on TV or read articles about.

Finally, never say “many news” – the word “many” can only be used with countable nouns. Instead, you can use “much” or “a lot of / lots of” – for example, “there wasn’t much news over the weekend” or “I have lots of news to tell you!”

Got it? News is singular, and uncountable – so make sure to say “some news” and never “a news.”

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Is “News” Singular Or Plural?

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