Singular nouns in English

Nouns used in their singular forms

In English there are nouns that are used only in the singular.

1. Collections

Noun Sentence
furniture She bought new furniture last week.
fruit Would you like some fruit?
hair* Your hair looks lovely.

* see countable and uncountable nouns

other examples: luggage, jewellry

2. Some nouns ending in -s

Noun Sentence
news Good evening. Here is the news.
physics Physics is our first lesson on Monday morning.
progress Progress was made in developing new technologies.
The United States The United States is a country with 50 federal states.

other examples: athletics, billards, crossroads, darts, economics, gymnastics, maths, mumps, politics, series

3. Special nouns

Noun Sentence
homework My maths homework was not easy.
information For further information on the hotel, phone us at ....
knowledge His knowledge of English is excellent.

other examples: advice, damage, work