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possessions
1. 'goods'

Goods are things that are made to be sold. Goods is a plural noun. You do not use 'a' in front of it, and you use the plural form of a verb after it.

...a wide range of electrical goods.
You are responsible for seeing that your goods are insured.
2. 'possessions'

You do not refer to the things that someone owns as their 'goods'. The word you use is possessions.

He had few possessions.
I kept one room locked, with my most treasured possessions inside.
References in classic literature ?
I wish I hadn't smashed my coral bracelet, for you might have had it," said Jo, who loved to give and lend, but whose possessions were usually too dilapidated to be of much use.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
One day, near the end of the week (the beginning of the next being set for the start) Eradicate came shuffling into the room where Tom was sorting out the possessions he desired to take with him, Ned assisting him in the task.
She seemed indifferent to her possessions, was not half so solicitous about them as her friends were.
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
A wide and apparently an impervious boundary of forests severed the possessions of the hostile provinces of France and England.
There is something so massive, stable, and almost irresistibly imposing in the exterior presentment of established rank and great possessions, that their very existence seems to give them a right to exist; at least, so excellent a counterfeit of right, that few poor and humble men have moral force enough to question it, even in their secret minds.
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
Their delight at discovering that they were to get out of this adventure without losing another share of their possessions it would not be possible to describe.
A few days saw Haley, with his possessions, safely deposited on one of the Ohio boats.
Little by little all her small possessions went for food.
During the first three hundred years after Columbus's discovery, there wasn't ever more than one good lecture audience of white people, all put together, in America - I mean the whole thing, British Possessions and all; in the beginning of our century there were only 6,000,000 or 7,000,000 - say seven; 12,000,000 or