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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    You could also say 'My favourite food is potato'.
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    Potato is a countable noun. Why do we use it in singular form?

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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Potato is a countable noun. Why do we use it in singular form?
    We don't normally. However, it's possible if we are thinking of, for example mashed potato.

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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Hi HanibalII,

    Potato is a countable noun. Why do we use it in singular form?
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    We don't normally. However, it's possible if we are thinking of, for example mashed potato.

    As 5jj pointed out, it depends on context.
    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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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Hi teachers,

    If I rearrange the sentence of "My favourite food is potatoes" as follows, are the following sentences both correct?

    1. Potatoes are my favourite food. (The subject "potatoes" is in plural)
    2. Potatoes is my favourite food. ("Potatoes" is deemed as a category of food)

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    If I rearrange the sentence of "My favourite food is potatoes" as follows, are the following sentences both correct?

    1. Potatoes are my favourite food. (The subject "potatoes" is in plural)
    2. Potatoes is my favourite food. ("Potatoes" is deemed as a category of food)
    No

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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No
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    Do you mean "2. Potatoes is my favourite food. ("Potatoes" is deemed as a category of food)" is incorrect?


    Thanks.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 11-Mar-2013 at 18:14.

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    Default Re: What's your favourite food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Hi 5jj

    Do you mean "2. Potatoes is my favourite food. ("Potatoes" is deemed as a category of food)" is incorrect?


    Thanks.
    It's incorrect.

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