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Weiyang Luo
3 bananas + 2 oranges,then can I say there are 5 fruits,or do I have to say 5 pieces of fruit? My confusion here is whether fruit is countable or not.
Jun 16, 2013 1:17 PM
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You would say 5 pieces of fruit. 'I have 5 pieces of fruit. I have 2 bananas and 3 oranges.' 'How many apples do you have?' 'I have none. I have 5 pieces of fruit, none of which are apples'
June 16, 2013
You say "five pieces of fruit". Fruit is a collective uncountable noun here. If you say "fruits" (which is uncommon), then you mean "different types of fruit". In your example, you have two fruits: banana, and orange.
June 16, 2013
Weiyang Luo
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