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Nick gave me some good advice.
Nick gave me some good advices.

When we mean only one thing we say a piece of advice: Let me give you a piece of advice.

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The fire caused much damage.
The fire caused many damages.

The plural form damages denotes money paid to make good a loss: The insurance company paid the man damages.

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Yesterday we had fishes for dinner.
Yesterday we had fish for dinner.

Fish as food or in bulk (= large numbers) is always singular. We rarely use the plural form (fishes) which denotes fish individually: I caught three small fishes.

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All her money is kept in the bank.
All her money are kept in the bank.

Money is a singular noun and always takes a singular verb and pronoun.

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I want to buy three dozens eggs.
I want to buy three dozen eggs.

(A dozen = 12): I'd like to buy a dozen eggs. When dozen isn't preceded by a numeral (like three) or by a we use the plural form: There were dozens of eggs

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