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Grammatical number

In linguistics, grammatical number is a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions. English and other languages present number categories of singular or plural, both of which are cited by using the hash sign or by the numero signs "No." and "Nos." respectively. Some languages have a dual and paucal number or other arrangements; the count distinctions but not always, correspond to the actual count of the referents of the marked noun or pronoun. The word "number" is used in linguistics to describe the distinction between certain grammatical aspects that indicate the number of times an event occurs, such as the semelfactive aspect, the iterative aspect, etc. For that use of the term, see "Grammatical aspect". Most languages of the world have formal means to express differences of number. One widespread distinction, found in English and many other languages, involves a simple two-way number contrast between singular and plural. Discussion of other more elaborate systems of number appears below.

Grammatical number is a morphological category characterized by the expression of quantity through inflection or agreement. As an example, consider the English sentences below: That apple on the table is fresh; those two apples on the table are fresh. The number of apples is marked on the noun—"apple" singular number vs. "apples" plural number —on the demonstrative, "that/those", on the verb, "is/are". In the second sentence, all this information is redundant, since quantity is indicated by the numeral "two". A language has grammatical number when its nouns are subdivided into morphological classes according to the quantity they express, such that: Every noun belongs to a unique number class. Noun modifiers and verbs may have different forms for each number class and be inflected to match the number of the nouns to which they refer; this is the case in English: every noun is either singular or plural, at least some modifiers of nouns—namely the demonstratives, the personal pronouns, the articles, verbs—are inflected to agree with the number of the nouns to which they refer: "this car" and "these cars" are correct, while "*this cars" or "*these car" are ungrammatical and, incorrect.

However, adjectives are not inflected, some verb forms do not distinguish between singular and plural. Only count nouns can be used in the singular and in the plural. Mass nouns, like "milk", "silverware", "wisdom", are used in only the singular form. Many languages distinguish between count nouns and mass nouns. Not all languages have number as a grammatical category. In those that do not, quantity must be expressed either directly, with numerals, or indirectly, through optional quantifiers. However, many of these languages compensate for the lack of grammatical number with an extensive system of measure words. There is a hierarchy among number categories: no language distinguishes a trial unless it has a dual, no language has a dual without a plural. Obligatory plural marking of all nouns is found throughout western and northern Eurasia and in most parts of Africa; the rest of the world presents a heterogeneous picture. Optional plural marking is common in Southeast and East Asia and Australian languages, complete lack of plural marking is found in New Guinea and Australian languages.

In addition to the areal correlations, there seems to be at least one correlation with morphological typology: isolating languages appear to favor no or non-obligatory plural marking. This can be seen in Africa, where optionality or absence of plural marking is found in the isolating languages of West Africa. English is typical of most world languages, in distinguishing only between singular and plural number; the plural form of a noun is created by adding the suffix -s. The pronouns have irregular plurals, as in "I" versus "we", because they are ancient and used words going back to when English had a well developed system of declension. English verbs distinguish singular from plural number in the third person present tense. English treats zero with the plural number. Old English contained dual grammatical numbers; the Finnish language has a plural form of every noun case. Talo – house talot – houses taloissa – in the housesHowever, when a number is used, or a word signifying a number, the singular version of the partitive case is used.

Kolme taloa – three housesand where no specific number is mentioned, the plural version of the partitive case is used talojaand in the possessive talon ovi talojen ovet In modern Romance languages, nouns and articles are declined according to number. Verbs are conjugated for number as well as person. French treats zero as using the singular number, not the plural. In its written form, French declines nouns for number. In speech, the majority of nouns are not declined for number; the typical plural suffix, -s or -es, is silent, no longer

Lady Starlight

Colleen Martin, known professionally as Lady Starlight, is an American DJ and musical performer. Based in New York City's Lower East Side, she is best known for her numerous collaborations with Lady Gaga. Starlight released her debut extended play, Untitled, in 2017; the following year, she released her second extended play, Which One of Us Is Me?. Besides her own performances, she sometimes performs with Surgeon. Lady Starlight was born Colleen Martin on December 23, 1975, was raised in upstate New York, she moved to New York City in 2001, at the age of 26. Lady Starlight is best known in relation to Lady Gaga, having met the performer during a Manhattan party; the two became good friends and Starlight helped Gaga in making the "elaborate onstage costumes" for which she is now known. The two hosted a weekly party entitled New York Street Revival and Trash Dance, in which they performed songs from the 1970s and 1980s, their "outrageous performances" included lighting hairspray cans on fire and go-go dancing.

The two performed in 2007 as Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue, "a surprise hit", where Starlight played 1970s glam and metal records between Gaga's pop songs. The pair performed at the 2007 Lollapalooza music festival. Starlight has influenced her on-stage persona. Operator Untitled Which One of Us Is Me? Opening act Dirty Showbiz Tour The Monster Ball Tour Epitaph World Tour Born This Way Ball Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Lady Starlight on IMDb

Maksim Sokolov

Maksim Yurevich Sokolov is a Russian economist and politician, the Minister for Transportation, from 21 May 2012 to 7 May 2018. Solokov was born on September 1969 in Leningrad, he served in the army from 1987-1989. In 1991, he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg State University with a degree in economics. Between 1991 and 1993, Solokov worked as a lecturer in the department of economics at St. Petersburg State University. In 2008 he defended his doctoral thesis in economics. According to examination made by Dissernet, this doctoral thesis contains gross undocumented plagiarism from two other doctoral theses. In 2011, Sokolov became professor and chair of the department of the Higher Management School of Saint Petersburg State University. In 1992, he became Chairman of the "Rossi" Company. In 1999 and 2004 he became Chairman of "Corporation S", a company that builds elite homes in St Petersburg. In 2004, he began working in the Administration of Saint Petersburg as Head of Committee for Strategic Projects of the Municipal government.

In 2009, he was a member of the municipal government, as Chairman of Committee for Economic Development, Industrial policy and Trade. In 2009, he moved to Moscow and on December 4 of the same year he became the Director of Department for Industry and Infrastructures of the Government of Russia. In May 2012, he was appointed as Minister of Transportation by Dmitry Medvedev, he has three sons. Medal of the Order "For Merit" 2nd class

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Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature. George Chapman, Petrarchs Seven Penitentiall Psalms, Paraphrastically Translated William Corkine, Second Booke of Ayres, some to sing and play to the Basse-Violl alone: others to be sung to the Lute and Bass Viollin, including "Break of Day" by John Donne John Davies, The Muses Sacrifice John Donne, The First Anniversarie, An Anatomie of the World The Second Anniversarie. Of the Progres of the Soule, anonymously published together, although The Second Anniversarie has a separate, title page John Dowland, A Pilgrimes Solace and music Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion, Part I, a topographical poem describing England and Wales. S.", A Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter John Taylor, The Sculler See 1613 in poetry The November 6 death of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, at age 18, occasioned these poems: Sir William Alexander, An Elegie on the Death of Prince Henrie, on the death of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales Joshua Sylvester, Lachrimae Lachrimarum.

Whipped Cream (band)

Whipped Cream was a rock band from Gothenburg, formed in 1989. Whipped Cream formed in 1989 with an initial line-up of Elisabeth Punzi, Jörgen Cremonese, Jonas Sonesson, Lars Erik Grimelund. With a sound influenced by late 1960s/early 1970s psychedelic rock, gaining comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, they released their debut album...and Other Delights, in 1990. The album was well received, the band was invited to record a session for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show in 1991; the 1992 follow-up, Tune In the Century, received widespread critical acclaim, with one Swedish reviewer calling it "a milestone in Swedish recording history", featured a cover version of Captain Beefheart's "Observatory Crest", issued as a single the same year. The band's third album, the much more heavy-rock sounding Horse Mountain, by now with Fredrik Sandsten on drums, was followed by a split in the band, with Sandsten and Sonesson leaving. Cremonese and Punzi worked on a proposed 1996 album Possessed, with musicians including King Diamond drummer Snowy Shaw, Mercyful Fate bassist Sharlee D'Angelo and keyboard player Charlie Storm, although the album was never recorded Cremonese went on working as a producer and in several projects with musicians such as Michael Lohse of Atomic Swing.

As the music business declined Cremoneses music he turned to do art and noise music without releasing anything of his own for a long time. The number of albums released with Cremonese on both electric and acoustic guitars and backing vocals is vast, in all genres. Hugely acclaimed Swedish acts as alternative Silverbullit and melodic metal act Beesech has Cremonese as guest guitarist on their albums and live. Cremonese refused to return to the music industry but rumour says that he has worked for a few years in a solo project - Farmer In The City with influences from psychedelia and folk. In 2016 Cremonese engineered and co-produced the comeback album of Kai Martin & Stick!, the first professional band he joined at 19. The music is post-punk shows another side of Cremonese and his songwriting. In 2016 Cremonese participated with mega-noise guitars on The Leather Nun live album. Punzi worked with The Mole Session....and Other Delights Snap/Chameleon Tune in the Century Snap Horse Mountain Snap "Come Together" Snap "Observatory Crest" Snap "Wait For a Minute" Snap "You and I" Snap

Louis Vanaria

Louis Vanaria is an Italian-American actor. Born in the Bronx, New York, he is of Sicilian descent. Vanaria has always aspired to be a singer/songwriter. After hearing about an open casting call for the upcoming Robert De Niro film, A Bronx Tale, Vanaria worked his way in and attempted to land a singing role, only to land the role of'Crazy Mario'. Vanaria was soon cast in the CBS movie of the week, Young at Heart, starring Olympia Dukakis and featuring Frank Sinatra. With his singing career put on hold, he relocated to Los Angeles after landing a series regular role in a WB show, Kirk, in 1995. In 1997, he returned to New York City and took gigs singing in New York City nightclubs, while auditioning and booking guest spots on hit shows like NYPD Blue, Law & Order and Third Watch, he landed lead roles in the independent films West of Brooklyn starring Joe Mantegna, Searching for Bobby D. The Irishman - David Ferrie The Wolf of Wall Street – Rao's Patron #3 Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn – Stan "the Jew" Gerzof Blue Bloods TV series TV episode: Protest Too Much – New Jersey Bank Teller The Grasslands – Volpe Boardwalk Empire TV series TV episode: The Emerald City – Lucien D'Alessio TV episode: Belle Femme – Lucien D'Alessio West of Brooklyn – Frankie Stiffs – Nino They're Just My Friends – Anthony Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV series TV episode: Watch – First TV episode: One – Jimmy Randazzo Searching for Bobby D – Leo Third Watch TV series TV episode: Blessed and Bewildered – Day Manager This Thing of Ours – Austin Palermo Law & Order TV series TV episode: House Calls – Anthony Matteo Don't Say a Word – Cop at Scene Plan B – Hal Growing Down in Brooklyn – JoJo Falcone TV series – Nicky the Kid NYPD Blue TV series TV episode: The Naked Are the Dead – Johnny Bella A Soldier's Sweetheart – Bobbie D Saved by the Bell: The New Class TV series TV episode: Secrets & Liz – Bongo Kirk TV series – Eddie Balducci Young at Heart TV movie – Bugface A Bronx Tale – Crazy Mario Louis Vanaria on IMDb Sicilian Culture - The People: Louis Vanaria Official website of the movie Stiffs Official website of the movie They're Just My Friends Official website of the movie This Thing Of Ours Matt Scheiner's review of the 2005 movie Searching For Bobby D