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Words denoting groups and collections
To talk about a limited quantity of something we use a word like piece or bit, together with of, before an uncountable noun. Bit is informal, and usually suggests a small quantity.
A piece/bit of cake/bread
There are other words too. Some common examples are given below.
A bar of soap/chocolate
Pair is used for many things that come in pairs.
A pair of shoes/socks/ear-rings
Special words are used before certain nouns to talk about groups or collections.
An army/a regiment/a battalion of soldiers
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