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    Cool the plural of fruit/fruits

    Hello everybody,

    I was taught that the plural of FRUIT is FRUIT (without the s ending). However, I have often met with both as plural: FRUIT and FRUITS?

    E.g. Apples and oranges are fruit. (Macmillan dictionary). This dictionary also says that the plural of FRUIT is FRUIT or FRUITS.

    I am a little bit puzzled about the usage of these words!

    Is there a rule when can we use fruit or fruits?

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    Re: the plural of fruit/fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I was taught that the plural of FRUIT is FRUIT (without the s ending). However, I have often met with both as plural: FRUIT and FRUITS?

    E.g. Apples and oranges are fruit. (Macmillan dictionary). This dictionary also says that the plural of FRUIT is FRUIT or FRUITS.

    I am a little bit puzzled about the usage of these words!

    Is there a rule when can we use fruit or fruits?
    If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find that because your title was relevant to your question, it has generated a list of useful threads on this subject.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 27-Feb-2012 at 23:11.

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