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    unlimited + singular or plural

    HI Teachers,

    May I know which one is acceptable?

    I can give you unlimited apples.

    I can give you unlimited apple.

    Thanks.

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    Re: unlimited + singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by ysc1230 View Post
    HI Teachers,

    May I know which one is acceptable?

    I can give you unlimited apples.

    I can give you unlimited apple.

    Thanks.
    Neither is correct. You can say, "I can give you an unlimited supply of apples."

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    Re: unlimited + singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Neither is correct. You can say, "I can give you an unlimited supply of apples."
    Thanks.


    Therefore, after the word unlimited, I need to add a quantifier

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    Re: unlimited + singular or plural

    Quote Originally Posted by ysc1230 View Post
    Thanks.


    Therefore, after the word unlimited, I need to add a quantifier
    The problem with "I can give you unlimited apples" is the concept of what an "unlimited apple" is. It's the number of apples that's unlimited, not the apples themselves.
    Your sentence would be understood, but some of us would frown at it.

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