NEWS: Singular or Plural ?
Should we say the news is good or the news are good?
This a common mistake that English learners often make with “news.”
The word “news” in English is singular and uncountable. So we use the singular forms of verbs, like is and was: the news is on channel Sony, the news was surprising. Do not use are or were with News.
” With uncountable nouns, we never use a or an. So don’t say,
“I heard a good news” – this might be possible in your native language, but in English you should say “I heard some good news.”
To Sum up, avoid saying “many news” – the word “many” can only be used with countable nouns. Instead, you can use “much” or “a lot of / lots of” – for example, “there wasn’t much news over the weekend” or “I have lots of news to tell you!”