# Countable or uncountable?

• 05-Dec-2012, 19:19
vlkn
Countable or uncountable?
Hello everbody and dear teachers,
I want you to answer my question :

" There is not much cherries in myplate." or " There are not many cherries in my plate."
Which one is correct? I am also an English techer but sometimes I can not decide whether it is true or not. I claimed that: Normally fruits are countable but if it is presented you in a plate , you should emphasize the quantity of it by using "much". Could you please help me find the correct answer? Thank you in advance. :-)
• 05-Dec-2012, 19:25
SoothingDave
Re: Countable or uncountable?
Cherries are countable. There are not many cherries on my plate.
• 05-Dec-2012, 19:50
vlkn
Re: Countable or uncountable?
"There is not much cherries on my plate" Is it completely wrong or grammatically wrong? In other words does it make a sense when it is said like that?
• 05-Dec-2012, 19:52
bhaisahab
Re: Countable or uncountable?
Quote:

Originally Posted by vlkn
"There is not much cherries on my plate" Is it completely wrong or grammatically wrong? In other words does it make a sense when it is said like that?

It's completely wrong.
• 05-Dec-2012, 20:02
vlkn
Re: Countable or uncountable?
Thank you everybody.But one more question, sorry for taking your time :-(
Well,, assume that There is an orange on your plate but you ate half of it. In this case can we use " There is not much orange." or how can we emphasize the quantity of it ?
• 05-Dec-2012, 20:15
Rover_KE
Re: Countable or uncountable?
You could say cheerfully :-D'There's still half an orange left on my plate', or gloomily :cry:'There's only half an orange left on my plate'.

Rover
• 05-Dec-2012, 20:51
vlkn
Re: Countable or uncountable?
So, using "much" with fruits is wrong in a way. Thank you again for sparing your time. C u another grammatical rule.

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