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    I don't like apple/apples

    For countable nouns in English grammar, one must show the number - singular or plural.

    E.g. There is an apple. There are apples.

    So, do I have to say:

    "I don't like apples" and not "I don't like apple"

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    Re: I don't like apple/apples

    ​.You can always use the plural: 'I like apples and pineapples'.

    You can use the singular for large fruits - such as those not commonly eaten whole by one person at a single sitting: 'I like grapes but I don't like watermelon.'

    See also the Similar Threads below.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Nov-2013 at 14:58.

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    Re: I don't like apple/apples

    For me, saying "I don't like apples", you mean "I don't like eating apples". If you don't like the taste/flavour of apples, you can say "I don't like apple". If someone said "Would you like some fruit juice? I've got apple or orange" then you can say "I'll have orange. I don't like apple".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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