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    #1

    An/- omelet for breakfast

    1) Let's have omelet/salad for breakfast.
    2) Let's have an omelet/a salad for breakfast.

    Which is corret?
    Do you regard omelet as a countable or uncountable noun?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: An/- omelet for breakfast

    For me, countable.

    Let's have an omelette for breakfast.
    Let's have omelettes for breakfast.

    Note that in BrE, we use the original French spelling, ending -ette.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: An/- omelet for breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    1) Let's have omelet/salad for breakfast.
    2) Let's have an omelet/a salad for breakfast.

    Which is corret?
    Do you regard omelet as a countable or uncountable noun?
    "Omelet/omelette" is countable in AmE also. Either "salad" or "a salad" would be correct in AmE.

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    Re: An/- omelet for breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Omelet/omelette" is countable in AmE also. Either "salad" or "a salad" would be correct in AmE.
    Is "salad" countable if we say "I love salad" ?

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: An/- omelet for breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Is "salad" countable if we say "I love salad" ?

    Thanks.
    No, it is uncountable there.

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    #6

    Re: An/- omelet for breakfast

    I think 1 is OK if you're thinking about it as a foodstuff.

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