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    Default much fruit or many fruit?

    Hi

    How much fruit do you eat on an average week?
    I know that the noun "fruit" has the same form in the plural, but is there any chance to use this word with the quantifier "many"?
    Can I say "many fruits" when referring to varieties or kinds of fruit?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: much fruit or many fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    How much fruit do you eat on an average week?
    I know that the noun "fruit" has the same form in the plural, but is there any chance to use this word with the quantifier "many"?
    Can I say "many fruits" when referring to varieties or kinds of fruit?

    Thank you.

    fruits is the plural form
    How many fruits do you eat?
    How much fruit do you eat?
    Both are okay, to my mind.

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    Default Re: much fruit or many fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    fruits is the plural form
    How many fruits do you eat?
    How much fruit do you eat?
    Both are okay, to my mind.
    Hi Svartnik

    This noun -fruit- has a zero plural, i.e. "fruit" . When talking about varieties of fruit ,we can use "fruits".
    e.g. There is one fruit on the table.
    There are two fruit on the table.
    There are some other nouns with zero plural, as well :sheep, deer, trout, carp,etc.

    My question is :
    Can I say :How many fruits [ that is , apples, pears, nuts, etc.] do you usually eat a/per month?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: much fruit or many fruit?

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi

    How much fruit do you eat on an average week?
    I know that the noun "fruit" has the same form in the plural, but is there any chance to use this word with the quantifier "many"?
    Can I say "many fruits" when referring to varieties or kinds of fruit?

    Thank you.
    'Fruit' can also have the plural form 'fruits'.

    Some ‘fruit’ and ‘fruits’

    This'll help.

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    Default Re: much fruit or many fruit?

    Hi Retro

    Thank you very much for your help.

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