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    Should I use plural or singular nouns after like/love?

    Hi there,

    When making general statements in the simple present tense, should I use a plural noun or a singular noun when the noun is countable?


    I like to eat apple or I like to eat apples.

    We love to go on picnics or we love to go on a picnic.

    Please help, and it would be great if you could tell me the grammar rule.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Should I use plural or singular nouns after like/love?

    Use the plural in those examples.

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    #3

    Re: Should I use plural or singular nouns after like/love?

    All four sentences work. There is no rule that I am aware of.

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    Re: Should I use plural or singular nouns after like/love?

    Given that the title says "nouns after like/love?" it might be misleading to say that there are no rules.
    We say "I love cats" (at least, I say that) but not "I love cat".
    Unfortunately the examples given do not include a noun immediately after "like/love", so the OP will have to decide what they are asking.

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    #5

    Re: Should I use plural or singular nouns after like/love?

    With countable nouns, we generally use the plural in this context. With uncountable nouns, use the singular.

    I like/love apples.
    I like/love eating apples.
    I like/love bread.
    I like/love eating bread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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