Piece words make it possible to talk about a single unit or units of something which is seen as uncountable. Piece words include words such as piece, bit, item, article. We normally use them with of. We can use them in the singular or the plural.
with a piece word
We need information about trains to Moscow.
She told me an interesting pieceof information.
Do you have any news for us?
He told me a bit of news that shocked me.
We’re going to buy new furniture.
Two items of furniture were sold for more than £50,000 at the sale.
The workers all wore protective clothing.
The police found an article of clothing and some money.
The piece words combine (collocate) with nouns in different ways. Here are the most common combinations. The piece words are arranged from the least formal (bit) to the most formal (article).
fun, luck, time, work, paper, information, bread, money, news, gossip