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Hi to all!

During our English lessons at the uni, I've again come across something I'm curious about. It's in the sentence: "Any factors other than price which might influence demand for A GOOD or service are grouped together as the underlying conditions of demand".

As far as I know, the noun "goods" is always plural and it cannot be singular. Is it a mistake in the textbook, or do I have out-of-date knowledge?
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So, the key word is occasionally? Emotion: smile Well, I have nothing against a word that indicates a single thing, but I think I'd cling to the standart "goods".
Yes, occasionally. It seems to me that "goods" would be used far more often, but I wouldn't call the use of the singular incorrect.
Now that I've had a chance to google "good or service", I've found a write-up about "Good " on Wikipedia that might interest you. Emotion: surprise
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Thanks for the link, Amy! That's really interesting. I myself should have guessed to check Wikipedia at once. Emotion: embarrassed
would you plz write down what did you find the meaning of "a good"?
How about if I want to use the word "goods" to refer to an order of a specific product. Shall I Say “The good has been shipped." or "The goods have been shipped?" or "The goods has been shipped"

Can we treat "goods" as a singlular form sometimes?
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HI,

How about if I want to use the word "goods" to refer to an order of a specific product.

Shall I Say “The good has been shipped." No

We often say 'the item / the product has been shipped'.

or "The goods have been shipped?" Yes

or "The goods has been shipped" No

Can we treat "goods" as a singlular form sometimes? No, can't think of an example.

Clive
hey pal,
you are not wrong. Good is also used to mean the singular form for goods which itself ridiculously is a n.plural
To give you an example follow this link:
http://biznest.co.in/factors-affecting-gold-price-reasons-that-you-should-know/

Demand for Consumer Goods:

.......As gold is a luxury good (income elasticity of demand > 1), a rise in income in India could lead to a bigger % demand for gold.
Goods has no singular in the English meaning of the word, so using 'good' is incorrect.
There are several words that are like this:
Arms (weapons)
Earnings (wages)
Customs (duty)
Odds (as in a wager)
Tidings (as in wishing)
Alms (as in payment to the poor)
Works (as in a factory)
Barracks (a home for soldiers)
Means (as in money or ability)

Etc

Of course English people will understand you with context, but you may receive raised eyebrows if you are waiting for a 'good' to arrive-its just ugly.
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If you google "Supply of a good" there are several million examples
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