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    My mom puts three different ______ in every meal.
    (A) kinds of vegetables (B) kinds of vegetable
    The answer is option A. What's wrong with option B?

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    Default Re: kinds of vegetable(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    My mom puts three different ______ in every meal.
    (A) kinds of vegetables (B) kinds of vegetable
    The answer is option A. What's wrong with option B?

    Not a teacher.

    In my humble opinion, because in the sentence, you've already known there are three different vegetables in every meal, it implies an plural noun is used in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    My mom puts three different ______ in every meal.
    (A) kinds of vegetables (B) kinds of vegetable
    The answer is option A. What's wrong with option B?
    You can use either option.

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    It's my opinion that B is the right answer.

    '. . .three different vegetables. . .' or '. . .three different kinds of vegetable . . .'

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's my opinion that B is the right answer.

    '. . .three different vegetables. . .' or '. . .three different kinds of vegetable . . .'

    Rover
    Swan says otherwise.

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    Default Re: kinds of vegetable(s)

    Both are OK, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Both are OK, IMO.
    And mine.

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    The Brits seem to use vegetable where Americans use vegetables. Actually, I feel like Jamie Oliver just says "veg." Is that common?

    Eat your vegetables. There were three types of vegetables in that salad. (Just like we'd say "Ironically, she always uses four types of beans in her famous three-bean salad.") You need five servings of fruit and vegetables daily.

    For us, vegetables is plural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    s. Actually, I feel like Jamie Oliver just says "veg." Is that common?
    It appears to be common among the lower classes.

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    How would you complete this sentence:

    I like shopping at the farmers market because of the variety of fresh _____.

    vegetable/vegetables?

    Thanks.
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