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    grapefruit/grapefruits

    Are both sentences correct? If so,which sentence is more natural or common?

    1.Grapefruit is sour.
    2.Grapefruits are sour.

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    Re: grapefruit/grapefruits

    1.A Grapefruit is sour. Grapefruit is not normally considered uncountable or a quality, though I could set up a context: 'Strawberry candy is sweet; grapefruit is sour'.

    2.Grapefruits are sour.

    If you add an article to the first, both are fine, both are common; just be consistent if you are writing a paragraph or essay on the topic.

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    Re: grapefruit/grapefruits

    In British English, we often use the same form for the singular and plural, so I'd say 'grapefruit is\are sour' quite happily.
    Last edited by Tdol; 31-Oct-2004 at 11:50. Reason: typo

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