Students often make simple mistakes with singular and plural forms, especially in Writing Task 1. The problem is that the words used on graphs, charts and tables are usually singular.
So, the labels on a chart could be:
- single parent
- only child
- laptop computer
But when you write a sentence, you might need to use a plural:
- The number of single parents increased.
- In 1999 nearly 55% of graduates were female.
- The UK has the highest number of only children.
- More laptop computers were sold in the UK than any other country.
Don't just copy the words from the graph or chart. Think first about how to use them correctly.