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  1. Unregistered

    snack or food

    Cookie is a food
    candy is a food

    are these correct. They are actually snack/s.
    are do I need to put an s on food

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    Re: snack or food

    As i know food is uncount.

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    Re: snack or food

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post

    Cookie is a food
    candy is a food

    Are these correct? They are actually snack/s.
    And do I need to put an s on food?
    Nicely arguable. As you say, both are "snacks", whereas food could be said to be what sustains the body.

    I think the answer is no, these are not correct. Better to say:

    Rice is a food
    Eggs are a food

    Rice and eggs are foods.

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    Re: snack or food

    I would not use the article, thus:
    Cookies are food.
    Candy is food.
    Rice is food.
    Eggs are food.

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