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    Question Are they both correct?

    I was hoping someone could give me their opinion about this question and answer. To me the first answer sounds odd and I would mark it as incorrect, but it seems there are many websites that say it is correct.

    Is this a difference between British and American English or just my lack of knowledge?

    Q: What is your favourite fruit?
    A1: My favourite fruit is apples.
    A2: My favourite fruit is an apple.

    Any comments would be appreciated.


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    Re: Are they both correct?

    Yes, answer #1 is correct. Fruit is not the subject of this sentence favorite is the subject and it is singular. [My] favorite [fruit] is apples. Singular subject + singular verb + complement. "Fruit is apples" is not the meanng of this sentence; "Favorite is apples" is the meaning.

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