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)
One writes a manuscript.
Most likely, this manuscript was in several pages and he picked it all up. But it is still ONE manuscript.