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renard silvia

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Dear teachers,
I have a doubt. If food in an uncountable noun wy does it have a plural form?
I read this in a text:
"Even the foods which Aamerica is most known for have their origins in the
Old World." AMERICAN FOOD by F.Spignese.
 

Dawood Usmani

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Dear teachers,
I have a doubt. If food in an uncountable noun wy does it have a plural form?
I read this in a text:
"Even the foods which Aamerica is most known for have their origins in the
Old World." AMERICAN FOOD by F.Spignese.
Food is both countable and uncountable. By reading English texts you'll soon get the idea of using it as countable or uncountable. Here is a link to help you understand:
Food
Best regards!
Dawood
 

vil

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Hi renard silvia,

There are some more definitions and usage’s examples concerning the word in question:

food (n) = [uncountable and countable] things that people and animals eat, such as vegetables or meat

Collocation:

good food hot/cold/spicy/fatty/starchy food Italian/French/Chinese etc food fresh food frozen food processed food (=food that has chemicals in it to make it last a long time) canned food also tinned food British English (=sold in cans) junk food (=food that is full of sugar or fat and is bad for your health) fast food (=hamburgers and other foods that are made to be eaten quickly) health food (=food that is thought to be good for your health) organic food (=food that is produced without using harmful chemicals) baby food dog/pet/cat food be off your food British English (=not want to eat your food) food shortage food scare (=when people are afraid to eat a particular kind of food) the food industry food coloring/additives

The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices.
Try not to eat too much spicy food.
I love Italian food, especially pasta.
He eats a lot of junk food and doesn't get enough exercise.
a fast food restaurant
People are willing to pay more for organic food.
Her little boy has a fever and he's been off his food.
Severe food shortages have led to rioting against the military government.
The recent series of food scares has made people more wary of eating meat.
Consumer pressure is being put upon the food industry to cut down on factory farming methods

Heating is usually irreversible, because foods change their textures irreversibly when heated.
A full range of fresh foods, fruit, veg, and meat, just like its big rivals.
.. and will win over the traditional health foods which have a boring and monastic image.
Plus a marvellous choice of English and continental foods, handmade chocolates, fresh pasta and sauces to name but a selection.
Eat lots of unrefined foods such as wholemeal bread, fresh fruit and vegetables.
Some women find that this is true of certain foods and drinks too.
Avoid, dilute or try to cut down on liquids or foods which aggravate your Cystitis, such as alcohol, strong tea, coffee and fruit juices.
SAA serve the finest foods and wines.
These are air-borne and are also present in some foods, most notably in eggs.
Make sure you eat a wide variety of the foods you enjoy

Regards.

V.
 
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