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    canned fruit-uncountable or counatble

    Canned pineapple is available in slices or chunks. Is it correct to say " Add a small can of pineapple to the Cool Whip"?

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

    Yes

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

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    Yes
    Thanks 5jj

    How many grams are in a tin of tomatoes?

    Does "tomatoes" in the above sentence mean "small tomatoes" or "tomato chunks"?

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

    It depends on what it says on the label.

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

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    It depends on what it says on the label.
    Thanks 5jj

    If the tomato is in chunks, is it countable or uncounatable? Is it correct to say 'a tin of tomato'?

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

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    "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".

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

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    "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"? And, just to be a pain, I would use "whomever" in that sentence and delete the final "to".

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

    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.

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    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.
    Ah! I got it. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Re: canned fruit-uncoutable or countble

    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?

    Thanks.

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