a pile of manuscript

Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2013 06:55 am

In the Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a sentence:

-I rummaged in the drawers of my desk and produced an untidy pile of manuscript which I handed over to him.

1. Should there be an S after MANUSCRIPT?
2. What's the difference between the existence of such an S and the lack thereof? (I've used my dictionaries, but they don't have such expressions as A PILE OF MANUSCRIPT/S)
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 3 • Views: 450 • Replies: 2
No top replies

Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2013 07:39 am
One writes a manuscript.

Most likely, this manuscript was in several pages and he picked it all up. But it is still ONE manuscript.
Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2013 08:40 am
Thank you, PUNKEY~
0 Replies

Related Topics

deal - Question by WBYeats
Drs. = female doctor? - Question by oristarA
Let pupils abandon spelling rules, says academic - Discussion by Robert Gentel
Please, I need help. - Question by imsak
Is this sentence grammatically correct? - Question by Sydney-Strock
"come from" - Question by mcook
  1. Forums
  2. » a pile of manuscript
Copyright © 2023 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 12/06/2023 at 11:30:16