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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Red face You can take sweet from...

    Is 'sweet' a countable noun or uncountable noun? And are these sentences correct?

    1- You can take any sweets from the box.

    2- You can take Sweet from the box.

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    Re: You can take sweet from...

    In this context, I would use it countably, so change the second to a sweet.

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    Re: You can take sweet from...

    If you mean these,



    they're countable.

    'You can take a sweet/two sweets from the box.'

    In BE you'll also hear 'sweety/sweeties' and 'toffee(s)'.

    If this is another of your 'any' questions, you can say 'Take any sweet you like'/'Take any three sweets you want'.

    In American English they come under the all-embracing term 'candy'.

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    Re: You can take sweet from...

    And change the capital letter in number 2 when you're adding the indefinite article.

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