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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    singular, plural or either

    My favorite (favourite) fruit is
    - grape or grapes?
    - apple or apples?
    - watermelon or watermelons?

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    Re: singular, plural or either

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    My favorite (favourite) fruit is
    - grape or grapes?
    - apple or apples?
    - watermelon or watermelons?
    Because of the problem I would say:
    Grapes are my favorite fruit.
    Apples are my favorite fruit.
    Etc.

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    Re: singular, plural or either

    My favorite fruit is
    grapes
    apples
    watermelon
    (The word fruit is the subject is the subject and is construed as singular.)



    On the other hand:
    Watermelon is my favorite fruit.
    Apples are my favorite fruit.
    Grapes are my favorite fruit.
    ~R
    Last edited by RonBee; 19-Jan-2008 at 05:25. Reason: spelling

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    Re: singular, plural or either

    Oh, thanks! Just one more question: what do I have to consider before I choose between the singular (watermelon) or the plural (grapes)? The size?

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