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    Default use of "a pizza" and "pizzas".

    hi there, i will be greatful if someone can help me out here? when can i use "a pizza" and "pizzas" when asking questions and answers.

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    Default Re: use of "a pizza" and "pizzas".

    Please use standard English.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    Hi there.

    I would be grateful if someone could help me out here?.
    When can I use "a pizza" and "pizzas" when asking questions and giving answers?
    Use a pizza if you mean one, and pizzas if you mean more than one.

    (This probably irritates the hell out of the Italians, as the plural is pizze in their language, but I expect they're used to it by now.)

    Rover

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    Default Re: use of "a pizza" and "pizzas".

    And use no article and the singular if you just mean to food as a concept.

    A: Do you like pizza? (the food itself)
    B: Oh, yes, I love pizza!
    A: Maybe we could get a pizza for dinner tonight. (We only need one pizza.)
    B: Sounds good. Let's get it from Romeo's. I had one of their pizzas (they make many types) last week and it was great - it was their taco pizza.
    A: Taco? That sounds weird!
    B: Trust me, it was a great pizza!
    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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    Default Re: use of "a pizza" and "pizzas".

    Thanks a lot. Will work it out better next time.

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    Default Re: use of "a pizza" and "pizzas".

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Use a pizza if you mean one, and pizzas if you mean more than one.

    (This probably irritates the hell out of the Italians, as the plural is pizze in their language, but I expect they're used to it by now.)

    Rover
    I did once meet someone who said these spaghetti.

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