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"He has more candy than me, it's unfair."

Should I write candies instead of candy?

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First read the second and third of the Similar Threads below.
 

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First read the second and third of the Similar Threads below.

Sorry, I'm still not sure about the correct answer. Can you explain more?

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It depends on whether you're talking about individual boiled sweets (candy = countable singular; candies = countable plural), or the general description of sweet products including chocolate (only in AmE), which is mostly uncountable.

If "he" has a huge handful of mixed types of sweet products (individual boiled sweets, bars of chocolate, sweet popping candy etc), then you would say "He has more candy than me". If he's holding, for example, five individual boiled sweets in his hand and you only have four, you could say "He has more candies than me".
 

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It's still early in the USA, where 'candy' is the preferred term for all manner of sweets, chocolate and other confections.
 

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This thread made me realize that I inherited my mother's British English meaning of candy. I've never considered chocolates to fall into that category, but apparently I'm a minority of one among American English speakers.
 
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