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    Question Countable or uncountable?

    Hello everbody and dear teachers,
    I want you to answer my question :

    " There is not much cherries in myplate." or " There are not many cherries in my plate."
    Which one is correct? I am also an English techer but sometimes I can not decide whether it is true or not. I claimed that: Normally fruits are countable but if it is presented you in a plate , you should emphasize the quantity of it by using "much". Could you please help me find the correct answer? Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Countable or uncountable?

    Cherries are countable. There are not many cherries on my plate.

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    "There is not much cherries on my plate" Is it completely wrong or grammatically wrong? In other words does it make a sense when it is said like that?

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    Default Re: Countable or uncountable?

    Quote Originally Posted by vlkn View Post
    "There is not much cherries on my plate" Is it completely wrong or grammatically wrong? In other words does it make a sense when it is said like that?
    It's completely wrong.

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    Default Re: Countable or uncountable?

    Thank you everybody.But one more question, sorry for taking your time
    Well,, assume that There is an orange on your plate but you ate half of it. In this case can we use " There is not much orange." or how can we emphasize the quantity of it ?

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    Default Re: Countable or uncountable?

    You could say cheerfully 'There's still half an orange left on my plate', or gloomily 'There's only half an orange left on my plate'.

    Rover

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    So, using "much" with fruits is wrong in a way. Thank you again for sparing your time. C u another grammatical rule.

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