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    #1

    What's your favourite food?

    Which answer is better:
    My favourite food is pizza.
    or
    Pizza is my favourite food.

    Is it correct to list several things after "My favourite food is"?
    My favourite food is pizza, spaghetti, fried chicken.

    What about countable nouns? Should I use the plural?
    My favourite food is potatoes, carrots, tomatoes.

    When I'm asked "What's you favourite book?" is it gramatically correct to say:
    My favourite book is X, Y, Z and D.
    or should I say:
    My favourite books are X,Y,Z and D.

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    #2

    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Which answer is better:
    My favourite food is pizza.
    or
    Pizza is my favourite food.

    Both are correct. Neither is better than the other.

    Is it correct to list several things after "My favourite food is"?
    My favourite food is pizza, spaghetti, fried chicken. No. You should amend it to read "my favourite foods are ....

    What about countable nouns? Should I use the plural?
    My favourite food is potatoes, carrots, tomatoes. Again, use the plural "..favourite foods..."

    When I'm asked "What's your favourite book?" is it gramatically correct to say:
    My favourite book is X, Y, Z and D. No.
    or should I say:
    My favourite books are X,Y,Z and D. Yes.
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    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: What's your favourite food?

    One more question:

    My favourite food is potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food are potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food is a potato.

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    #4

    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    One more question:

    My favourite food is potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food are potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food is a potato.
    Only the first one is natural.

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    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Please see my answers in red.

    Which of the following is correct?

    1.Pizza, spaghetti, carrots and tomatoes are my favourite food.
    2.Pizza, spaghetti, carrots and tomatoes are my favourite foods.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Which do you think? It isn't hard.

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    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Which do you think? It isn't hard.
    I think the following is correct:

    2.Pizza, spaghetti, carrots and tomatoes are my favourite foods.

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    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Yes

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    #9

    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    I think the following is correct:

    2.Pizza, spaghetti, carrots and tomatoes are my favourite foods.
    You are correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    One more question:

    My favourite food is potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food are potatoes.
    or
    My favourite food is a potato.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Only the first one is natural.

    You could also say 'My favourite food is potato'.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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