Interested in Language
Canned pineapple is available in slices or chunks. Is it correct to say " Add a small can of pineapple to the Cool Whip"?
It depends on what it says on the label.
not a teacher
"I've got a tin of tomato" would be ok, except that in many (most?) cases I think the distinction would be of interest to whoever you were talking to.
"I've got a tin of tomato purée/chunks/slices, is that any use to you?".
"I've also got a tin of whole tomatoes".
Did you miss a "no" before "interest"?
No. I mean that if you were telling somebody (who was cooking, for example) that you had some tomato in a can, then they would be interested in what form it took, depending on how they wished to use it. If someone said to me "I've got a tin of tomato", my first question would be something like, "Is it purée, chunks or whole tomatoes?".
I did pause for a moment over that construction, your suggestion is better.
I would like to clarify the followings:-
1. Does " a tin of tomato" refer to tomato purée/chunks/slices?
2. Does "a tin of tomatoes" refer to whole tomatoes?