If I'm not wrong, these words are followed by a verb in the plural:
furniture, luggage, police, news, and others.
If we want to have a singular, then we use:
a policeman (of course)
a piece of furniture (or table, armchair etc)/of news/ of luggage (or suitcase)
Could you please list some others?
Thank you.
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I'm sorry, I should have posted this in "general English grammar questions"... My mistake!
I am a native English speaker and I find furniture, luggage, and news are happy with the singular verb. Police can be plural. Fish and sheep can be either. Scissors and pants are plural.
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Thank you, Sand
To avoid accusations of sexism, you should use 'police officer', Pieanne.

The furniture/luggage/baggage/news/equipment/information/money/grass/work/macaroni is heavy/interesting/green/delicious. All uncountable nouns singular in form.

The police/cattle/clothes/groceries/jeans/scissors are efficient/hungry/fashionable/expensive. All uncountable nouns plural in form.
Yes, you're right, Mr M. Does 'a police person" exist?
AND I've just realised I made a terrible mistake in my first post: OF COURSE furniture, luggage etc are followed by a singular. But you've given me precious information (sg) about cattleand jeans! Thank you!
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In this context it is interesting to note that there is a Finnish noun classification called partative which is imbedded in English but not obvious. Partative nouns indicate a class of objects rather than a particular object. There is no article in Finnish such as "the" but the postposition modification of Finnish nouns makes up for this lack. This is perhaps slightly irrelevant to this forum but it does make one sensitive to the variations in the application of nouns - even in English - to comprehend that a noun can denote either a singular object or a class of objects.
Wine - It is a glass of wine or glasses of wine

Rice - a plate of rice, or plates of rice

Sand, Water, Money I think are other examples
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