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    Smile ice-cream

    1. Is 'ice-cream' an uncountable noun or countable noun?

    Should we say "I like ice-creams." or " I like ice-cream."?

    2. What's the difference between"ice-cream" and "ice cream"?

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    Default Re: ice-cream

    I just found its already been discussed.
    Still thanks for reading
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    Originally Posted by miya
    Is the word ice cream singular or plural? "ice cream" is usually noncountable. I want some ice cream.
    If I can use ice cream in the both way, what is the rule?
    I see ice cream using both singular and plural when I read something.
    For example, There is an ice cream stain on her shirt. Here it should be the adjective 'ice-cream', and the "an" refers to "stain", not to "ice cream".

    She was overcharged for some ice cream. This is the usual nouncountable use of "ice cream".
    However, people like to take shortcuts and can say things like 'Today I had three ice creams.', instead of saying 'Today I had three ice-cream cones.'
    What's different in this two sentences?
    Would you please check my sentences?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: ice-cream

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    1. Is 'ice-cream' an uncountable noun or countable noun? It is both.

    Should we say "I like ice-creams" No or " I like ice-cream"? Yes

    2. What's the difference between"ice-cream" and "ice cream"? Ice-cream is non-standard. Omit the hyphen.
    Rover

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