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    Hello,

    I'm confused because today I asked someone: Do you want a candy?
    I was pretty sure that I can use 'candy' as a singular, countable noun with the 'a' article before it but I googled for this sentence and it appeared that it isn't so common 'candy' is almost always followed by 'bar'. My question is is it correct?

    Thanks in advance:)

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    Re: candy

    "A candy" for me is some kind of boiled sweet. I find it perfectly acceptable in the singular. A "candy bar" is AmE for "a bar of chocolate" in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: candy

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "A candy" for me is some kind of boiled sweet. I find it perfectly acceptable in the singular. A "candy bar" is AmE for "a bar of chocolate" in BrE.
    I'm only familiar with "Would you like a sweet?" I think I can safely say that I have never heard "Do you want a candy?" anywhere other than in an American film or TV show.

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    Re: candy

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'm only familiar with "Would you like a sweet?" I think I can safely say that I have never heard "Do you want a candy?" anywhere other than in an American film or TV show.
    I agree. I should have said that I understand "a candy" to be a boiled sweet of some description from watching/reading AmE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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