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    miya is offline Newbie
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    Ice cream

    Is the word ice cream singular or plural?
    If I can use ice cream in the both way, what is the rule?
    I see ice cream using both singular and plural when I read something.
    For example, There is an ice cream stain on her shirt.
    She was overcharged for some ice cream.
    What's different in this two sentences?
    Would you please check my sentences?

    Thank you.

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    2006 is offline Banned
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    Re: Ice cream

    Quote Originally Posted by miya View Post
    Is the word ice cream singular or plural? "ice cream" is usually noncountable. I want some ice cream.
    If I can use ice cream in the both way, what is the rule?
    I see ice cream using both singular and plural when I read something.
    For example, There is an ice cream stain on her shirt. Here it should be the adjective 'ice-cream', and the "an" refers to "stain", not to "ice cream".

    She was overcharged for some ice cream. This is the usual nouncountable use of "ice cream".
    However, people like to take shortcuts and can say things like 'Today I had three ice creams.', instead of saying 'Today I had three ice-cream cones.'
    What's different in this two sentences?
    Would you please check my sentences?

    Thank you.
    2006

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    miya is offline Newbie
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    Smile Re: Ice cream

    Thank you for your answer.

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