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    Pizza

    Hi there,
    I believe the plural form of pizza wouldn't be pizzas, instead, a slice of pizza or few packets of pizza would, perhaps, be used. I am not actually sure.
    However, which pronoun (singular or plural) has to be used to modify a plural form of pizza? For example, pizza has become one of the main fast foods. They/it (here, should I use "it" or "they"?) will gradually be consumed less in future.


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    Re: Pizza

    Italians call them pizze, but in the English-speaking world pizzas is good enough for most of us.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-May-2015 at 19:39.

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    Re: Pizza

    It's fine to say "pizzas." "We ordered a couple of pizzas and a pitcher of beer."

    In the U.S. we say "PEET-suh" and "PEET-suhs." We also sometimes say "pizza pie," but that's not as common as it once was.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Pizza

    UM, pronouns do not modify nouns; they stand in for nouns. "It" would be used for a singular pizza; "they" would be used for plural pizzas.

    We also say a slice of pizza or slices of pizza. I have never heard "packets of pizza".

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    Re: Pizza

    You can think of "pizza" as a singular, mass uncountable noun in the sentence you are trying to form. It will gradually be eaten less in the future. Americans consume lots of pizza during Super Bowl Sunday. Pizza being served in schools is a cause for concern for some nutritionists.

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