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    Cool I like vegetables

    Hello!

    Are these sentences correct, please? (regarding the plural and singular forms).

    I like strawberries and aubergines.

    I like cucumber, broccoli, lettuce and cabbage.

    I don't know where to put "pumpkins".

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post

    I don't know where to put "pumpkins".


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    In a pastry crust with some sugar,eggs, and butter.

    In truth, no one I know eats pumpkin except in pies, and sometimes in a soup. That is, no one slices up a pumpkin and eats it, they way you do all the other things you've mentioned, so you really would say "I like the taste of pumpkin" or "I like pumpkin soup" or something like that, rather than "I like pumpkin."

    Cucumber(s) could do in either one, I think, and I wouldn't find it odd in either place.
    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
    Cucumber(s) could do in either one, I think, and I wouldn't find it odd in either place.
    As a gardener, I grow cucumber or cucumbers, but I eat only cucumber. I think that's normal in BrE.

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    Do you call it aubergine in the UK?

    I call it eggplant. To me, aubergine is a color. (The color of eggplant, but still....)
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    Default Re: I like vegetables

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Do you call it aubergine in the UK?
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    They do. And in the subcontinent it is always called brinjal.

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