Student or Learner
Are vegetable and fruit non-count nouns? And if they are, why do I see them written as fruits and vegetables? Please help--I'm utterly confused. Thanks a million.
Another reason we may hear or read "fruits" is for commercial purposes: the store wants to draw attention to the fact that there is a variety of different types of fruit.
Just the same, most of the time we treat "fruit" as an uncountable noun. So if you go shopping, you might say "I'm going to get some fruit at the market."
There are other uncountable nouns which, at times, we treat as countable nouns. Two that come to mind are "food" and "fish".