Language tip of the week: information

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week’s language tip helps with the noun information:

Information is an uncountable noun, so:
▪ it is never used in the plural
▪ it never comes after an or a number
✗ Consumers can find informations about products and services.
✓ Consumers can find information about products and services.
✗ TV helps people to get an important information.
✓ TV helps people to get important information.
✗ Their website provides many informations about courses you can take.
✓ Their website provides a lot of information about courses you can take.
✓ Their website provides a great deal of information about courses you can take.

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