English: is some singular or plural?
Tutoring English, new ways to see familiar words can be interesting. The tutor brings up the case of some.
I would have said, spontaneously, that some is plural:
We bought some pens.
However, I got schooled by a handbook today:
Some wine is sweet.
We bought some sugar.
On the other hand:
Some wines are sweet.
We bought some flowers.
Apparently, some is singular when it describes a singular noun, but when describing a plural noun, some is plural.
Hodges, Horner et al. Harbrace Handbook for Canadians. Scarborough: Nelson Education, 2003.
Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.