Colours

Mary and Robert are discussing their favourite colours.

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varrrrrvara: I love orange; I think it is my favourite colour.
Robert: Orange? No, I prefer lighter colours like light blue.
varrrrrvara: I hate blue! What do you think of black?
Robert: Black! Oh no! Pink is the colour I love.
varrrrrvara: Great! I also like pink! What about yellow?
Robert: Yellow is a nice colour but I like red even better.

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Excellent!

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Hello my English Teacher :)

 

I saw such correction. Is ir right? Is it like  "hair"?

And where I can find the list of words like that? 

 There is no such English word as "fishes".  "Fish" is both singular and plural. "

It was correction of a phrase "  I want to get small fishes in an aquarium"

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Hi there!

As far as I'm concerned it's correct. Often in these cases modern dictionaries (possibly American) like to say that some words are acceptable. I don't agree

Here's a list from wiki

Nouns with identical singular and pluralSome nouns have identical singular and plural. Many of these are the names of animals:

bisonbuffalodeerfishmoosepikesheepsalmontroutswineplankton

In fact a lot of fish have the same singular as plural: salmon, trout, cod, haddock, turbot, halibut, etcanything related to deer as well: deer, reindeer, elk, moose, bison, buffalo, caribou

sheep is the other common one on that list, but lambs is the plural of lamb

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Thank you!

So if i want to say- I see one fish, so I write- I see a fish, 

if some - I see some fish

I dont understand about  deer, elk, bison and so on...Are they deers and bisons, or not? 

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Yes

Yes

No, like the others, the plural of deer is deer, the plural of bison is bison etc

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Thank you !!!

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Hello again :)))

I hope you are well and don't miss me so much, because others keep you busy with their disturbing requiests about help :)

Now the first wondering

In my last muddled  sentence word  "help" is noun, but I don't feel to put an article before it. Why is that? :)

and what about the articles before nouns in phrases  as "I like (?) woman's nose"

Does that go without any article as in phrases " I like my nose"? 

Also I dream to know if there are some rules about articles after "of"

A ball of a boy? the door of a house? a pan of my brother? 

hmm...sometimes I do not understand my own questions:))

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Hi there!

help = uncountable

This is a picture of a woman. I like the woman's nose

That car belongs to those women. I like the women's car.

but

What's your favourite part of the body? I like women's noses

 

The last three phrases are all fine

 

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Thank you!

so - there are help in its way(?)

My electronic dictionary shows that help has plural meaning-helps.

maybe it is like "hair" again

Can I say - many people gives me their helps...or something like that. 

Tell me about "grass"...there are grass or there is grass? or there is a grass? 

It seems I understood about "women's left ear". So if I want to say in general,  so I need to use only plural nouns.

I like children's smiles, I love crocodail's skin...or skines? :)

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Hi!

There is help on its way   - never helps as a plural noun (though, of course, it's ok as a verb - he helps me)

So that will be

Many people gave me their help

Oh, I suppose you could have home-helps = maids

Grass - there is grass

I like children's smiles is right

It should be I like crocodiles' skin ( although we would more likely say crocodile skin)

That's because you need to use the possessive of the plural

So I like girls' smiles, I like boys' left ears