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    hello, got a puzzle here. Please could you help me out?

    1--"There is some candy in the cupboard" WHY NOT "There are some candies in the cupboard".

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    Default Re: candy and candies

    Take your pick. Either one works.

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    Default Re: candy and candies

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    hello, got a puzzle here. Please could you help me out?

    1--"There is some candy in the cupboard" WHY NOT "There are some candies in the cupboard".

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I researched your question on the Web, and some people

    sense a difference.

    (2) Some people would prefer "There's some candy in the cupboard."

    You are referring to an AMOUNT of candy.

    (3) Some people prefer to use candies when you wish to emphasize

    PIECES of candy or KINDS of candy.

    (a) For example, here in the United States there is a famous store that

    sells candy. I guess that I can name it. (I am NOT getting paid for this

    advertisement!!!) It's called SEE'S CANDIES. I guess the company

    uses candies because it offers many KINDS of candy.

    (4) I have also noticed that some people who come to the United States

    sometimes use neither candy nor candies. For some reason, they use the

    word chocolates to refer to any kind of candy. Instead of saying, "Would

    you like some candy?" they ask "Would you like some chocolates?"

    (5) If I were you, I would use candy in most circumstances.

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