1. I like apples.
2. I like playing the trumpet(s).
In sentence 2, should we add 's' after the trumpet?
Thanks for your help.
But, I like to eat one apple at a time.
[not a teacher]
For eating, I like apples. I like eating apples.
For playing, I like trumpets. I like playing trumpets.
For still life painting, I like the apple. I like painting the apple.
For orchestra, I like the trumpet. I like playing the trumpet.
Why is this? I’ll let smarter more knowledgeable people explain.