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    Which one is correct?

    My favourite fruit is mango.
    My favourite fruit is the mango.
    My favourite fruit is mangoes.
    My favourite fruits are mangoes.

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    Default Re: fruit

    Quote Originally Posted by fungyf_hk
    Which one is correct?

    My favourite fruit is mango.
    My favourite fruit is the mango.
    My favourite fruit is mangoes.
    My favourite fruits are mangoes.
    I would say 'Mango is my favourite fruit'. You could also use the plural.

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    Default Re: fruit

    Do you mean that I can say 'Mangoes are my favourite fruit.'?

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    You can say
    "Mangoes are my favourite fruit."
    "Mango is my favourite fruit."
    "My favourite fruit is mango".

    You can't say "My favourite fruit is mangoes," because 'is' = singular and mangoes = plural.

    It's not grammatically wrong to say "My favourite fruits are mangoes," but it sounds strange.

    My favourite fruits are mangoes, apples and rambutans.
    Last edited by TheMadBaron; 21-Nov-2004 at 15:39.

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