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    #1

    They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Which is correct?

    1. They enjoy the taste of hamburger.
    2. They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

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    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Both are correct.

    1. They like the flavor of ground beef.
    2. They like the flavor of a sandwich which includes a fried patty of ground beef.

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    #3

    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    1. They like the flavor of ground beef.
    Do you mean these?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=grou...&bih=616&dpr=4

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    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    "Ground beef" is uncountable, so you need a singular pronoun.
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    #5

    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    I normally eat my hamburger cooked.
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    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Yes, that's how it looks when you buy it, though it's usually cooked in some way before eating, as Tarheel pointed out.

    The word ground is used here as a past tense for grind.

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    #7

    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Note that AE ground beef = BE minced beef or just mince.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Jan-2020 at 08:58.

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    #8

    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Thank you.
    If I said "I had some hamburger last night", would it mean "I had some cooked ground beef"?

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    #9

    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Thank you.
    If I said "I had some hamburger last night", would it mean "I had some cooked ground beef"?
    Yes.
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    Re: They enjoy the taste of hamburgers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If I said "I had some hamburger last night", would it mean "I had some cooked ground beef"?
    That doesn't really work for me. Hamburgers are countable. If you had one or more, your sentence would clearly indicate that.

    I had a delicious hamburger last night.
    I enjoyed that hamburger last night.
    I was hungry, so I had two hamburgers last night.
    What did you eat last night? ... An expensive, juicy, flame-grilled hamburger.


    If I had cooked mince meat to make any other dish, I would not use "hamburger" in my sentence.

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