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It is appropriate to say "Apples are my favorite food". But is it Ok to say "My favorite food is apples"?
In following three expressions, "My favorite food is apple", ""My favorite food are apples" and "My favorite food is apples", which expression is correct? Waiting for your reply, many thanks.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....
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I only wanted to add a few words to the excellent answer that you have already received.
You will, in fact, hear some native speakers say, "My favorite fruit are grapes." Their minds are "racing ahead" and thinking of the plural "grapes."
But we SHOULD really say, "My favorite fruit is grapes" or -- as you implied -- "Grapes are my favorite fruit."
Last edited by TheParser; 03-Nov-2014 at 12:56. Reason: I changed "mind is" to "minds are."