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    They're my favourite

    Hello, everyone.

    I found the following example sentence in Longman Dictionary Online:

    Can we have strawberries? They're my favourite.

    I think "favourite" in this context should be a count noun, so why don't it be They're my favourites?

    Thanks!
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    Re: They're my favourite

    "Favourites" isn't wrong but I see the original sentence as being a shortened form of "They're my favourite fruit" or "They're my favourite food".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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