The following CAN’T be used in plural:
ADVICE (! When we mean only one thing we say a piece of advice)
DAMAGE (! The plural form damages means money paid to make good a loss)
NEWS (! News, though plural in form, ALWAYS takes a singular verb. If only one thing is meant we say a piece of or an item of...)
WORK (! The plural form works means a factory, a writings of an author or if something is operating satisfactorily- as a verb)
Fill in the correct word, is/are, many/much, some/any in the following:
The news we have received _______ excellent!
Where ______ the money you have promised?
____ this the advice you meant?
The wind caused ______ damage.
Can you give me ______ advice?
KEY: 1. is, 2. is 3. is, 4. much or some, 5. some