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    what's the diff
    which one is correct

    i love apple pies
    i love apple pie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what's the diff
    which one is correct
    i love apple pies
    i love apple pie
    Normally we talk about pie as a mass item, so we use the singular, 'pie' It wouldn't be impossible to use the first sentence, but it's just not how we normally do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what's the diff
    which one is correct

    i love apple pies
    i love apple pie
    If the person is talking about "apple pie" in general, the singular is preferred. If, however, the person is thinking of different varieties of apple pie (crust type, crumbs on top or not, variety of apple, amount of cinnamon), the plural is fine.

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