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    Post Help me again

    I'm not convinced yet of "countable nouns".
    I mean, if a native speaker says: "I like strawberry" (as I've heard sometimes), should I consider that his/her English is not correct? Can I accept that?

    Which is the correct way: "I have a doubt" or "I have some doubt".

    Watermelon can be C or U. What's the difference?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Help me again

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuelli
    "I like strawberry" (as I've heard sometimes), should I consider that his/her English is not correct? Can I accept that?
    It depends on the context:

    Pat: I like strawberries. (the fruit)
    Max: I like strawberry. (the flavor)

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuelli
    Which is the correct way: "I have a doubt" or "I have some doubt".
    I doubt. . .
    I have some doubts. (Plural)

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuelli
    Watermelon can be C or U. What's the difference?
    Count: How many watermelons do you have? (noun)
    Cf. I like watermelon flavored ice-cream. (adjective)

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