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    #1

    one fruit and one vegetable

    Hello, everyone.
    I want to understand the meaning of ONE in the following sentence.

    You must eat at least one fruit and one vegetable every day.

    In this case, does "one" mean a kind or a number?
    Could you explain about it and give me sone specific example sentences?

    Thank you in advance.

    Kay

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    Re: one fruit and one vegetable

    It probably means one portion/serving. The general advice (in the UK, at least) is that people should eat at least five servings of fruit and veg (five in total, not five of each) each day. A portion/serving size depends on the type of fruit or vegetable being eaten.

    For example, one medium apple is one serving and three sticks of celery is one serving. You can see more information from the NHS (National Health Service) HERE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one fruit and one vegetable

    Hello, Rover.
    I appreciate your quick and appropriate response.
    I've learned a lot from your explanation and the site of NHS you recommended.

    Kay

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    Re: one fruit and one vegetable

    You're welcome, but I'm not Rover!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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