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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    There is watermelon
    There is a watermelon

    Which one is correct?


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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Both, depending on context

    There is watermelon - generic : "We can offer you several fruits, including watermelon"

    There is a watermelon - specific : "Look, on that counter there is a watermelon"


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Both, depending on context

    There is watermelon - generic : "We can offer you several fruits, including watermelon"

    There is a watermelon - specific : "Look, on that counter there is a watermelon"
    Thank you.

    Similarly, Can we say?

    There is apple.
    There is mango.

    If yes, then under which circumstances?

    Please explain me.


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    You can use them in exactly the same way - apple/mango - generic; an/the apple/mango - specific item of fruit.

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