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    #1

    a bread/some bread

    Are the sentences below correct? If "yes" what is the difference between them?

    1. I'm just nipping down to the shops for a bread.
    2. I'm just nipping down to the shops for some bread.

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    #2

    Re: a bread/some bread

    Either for "some bread" or for "a loaf of bread."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: a bread/some bread

    So the first sentence is not correct?

    Am I right If I say about one bread I should use "a bread" and when I say about a few of breads I should use "some bread"?

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    Re: a bread/some bread

    No. We don't use "a/one bread". It's either "bread" (uncountable) or "a loaf of bread/two loaves of bread" (countable). "Some bread" is just an unspecific term - we don't know if you're buying one loaf or several.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: a bread/some bread

    I understand now. I'm also wondering if in those sentences instead of "the shops" shouldn't be "the shop". I think it is better to say:

    I'm just nipping down to the shop (not the shops) for some bread.

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    Re: a bread/some bread

    It depends. If you really are going to just one shop then say "I'm going to the shop". If you're going shopping generally, probably to several shops, then say "I'm going to the shops" or "I'm going shopping". There are multiple ways of saying most things in English!

    I'm popping out for some bread.
    I'm nipping to the shop for bread.
    I'm going to the shop to get bread.

    Etc, etc ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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