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    vegetables and fruit are healthy
    which oneis correct
    why is vegetable plural and fruit singular
    can i say vegetable and fruits are healthy?
    is fruit usually plural or singular
    i love vegetable
    i love vegetables
    i love fruit
    i love fruits

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    You say vegetables and fruits are healthy.
    I love vegetables; i love fruits. You say it like this because you are talking generally about a group; you aren't talking about a specific fruit or vegetable.
    A fruit that I like is an apple.
    A vegetable that I like is a cucumber.
    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    vegetables and fruit are healthy
    which oneis correct
    why is vegetable plural and fruit singular
    can i say vegetable and fruits are healthy?
    is fruit usually plural or singular
    i love vegetable
    i love vegetables
    i love fruit
    i love fruits

    Hi

    "vegetables and fruit are healthy"- it is correct
    vegetable[singular]- vegetables [plural]
    fruit [singular] - fruit [plural] or fruits[types of fruit]
    "Fruit" is one of the English zero plural nouns when talking about number :

    e.g sheep[sg.] - sheep [pl.]
    deer [sg.] - deer[pl.]
    trout[sg.] - trout[pl.], etc.
    It is also called "plural by zero affixation"

    Regards

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