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
Answers · 2
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.