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    move5000 is offline Newbie
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    Countable and uncountable

    Hi,Are FRUIT ,VEGETABLE & eggplants countable or not?

    when do we say a fruit and fruits?


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    kfredson is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Countable and uncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by move5000 View Post
    Hi,Are FRUIT ,VEGETABLE & eggplants countable or not?

    when do we say a fruit and fruits?


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    A fruit refers to a particular kind of fruit. Apples are a commonly eaten fruit.
    Fruits refers to a number of different kinds of fruit. Oranges and grapefruits are fruits commonly used for making juice.
    Fruit refers to either a particular kind of fruit or various kinds of fruit. "It is good to eat fruit." You are referring to fruit in general. "I have been eating fruit every lunch." I may have been eating just apples or a variety of different fruits.

    I hope that is useful.

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