55 Different count/mass noun distinctions resulting in use of plural for StE singular

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory13
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare23
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare6
D - attested absence of feature25
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)7
? - no information on feature is available3

Feature area:
Noun phrase
Typical example:
woods ‘bits of wood’; How many staffs are on medical leave?; These advices are coming because they’ve already studied all of us
Example source:
AbE, (Malcolm 2008: 586); MalE (Baskaran 2008: 613); EAfE (Schmied 2008: 455)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type