“News” is uncountable noun, so it requires singular forms of verbs. For example, it is correct to say “the news is on TV now” and “the news was surprising.” “Are” or “were” can’t be used with “news.”
Using the article “a” before “news.” is one of the common mistakes English learners make. With uncountable nouns, we never use “a” or “an.” For example,
- Correct: “I have bad news and good news”
- Incorrect: “I have a bad news and a good news”
In fact, “I have a bad news and a good news” is used frequently on the web.
- Correct: “I have a piece of good news”
- Correct: “I have some good news”
- Correct: “I have a good news story”
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We have good news: our work incentives can help you. We may be able to offer you continued payments, Medicare, and help with education, training, and rehabilitation.
We have good news for those of you who live in the range of the rusty patched bumble bee.
Well, I have good news for you. Fishing is a proven de-stressor. Doing anything outside in nature, for that matter, resets our minds and bodies, and positively impacts our well-being.
We have good news for California home buyers who plan to use an FHA loan in 2022. Housing officials have increased the maximum mortgage amounts associated with this program.