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    food is or foods are?

    "There are a lot of foods here" or "There is a lot of food'

    There are english learning websites say 'food' is an uncountable noun but I usually hear 'foods'. Which one is right?

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    Re: food is or foods are?

    'Food' can be countable when referring to a particular type of food, according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...n/english/food Definition#2

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    Re: food is or foods are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Food' can be countable when referring to a particular type of food, according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...n/english/food Definition#2

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    "There is food on this table"

    "There are a lot of Italian and Japanese foods here"

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    Re: food is or foods are?

    I would accept either of the original sentences.

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    Re: food is or foods are?

    So would I- I would use the uncountable form for quantity and the countable one for types.

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