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Only 1 possible answer? #1 (permalink) Tue Jun 22, 2004 18:54 pm   Only 1 possible answer?
 

Hello !

First of all, I'd like to thank You and congratulate You on this wonderful page - I really like it !
As regards my question -in one of the test I saw the sentence:

Test No. incompl/advan-69 "Bearing Information", question 4

As we have all worked very hard this year, I'm hoping that our efforts will bear ..........

(a) produce
(b) benefits
(c) yields
(d) fruit

Test No. incompl/advan-69 "Bearing Information", answer 4

As we have all worked very hard this year, I'm hoping that our efforts will bear fruit.

Correct answer: (d) fruit

"Our efforts will bear fruit" I know that the noun "fruit" is generaly uncountable, but I think in this particular case "fruits" would be correct as well. Am I right ?

Thank You in advance .

Sara
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Fruit/s #2 (permalink) Tue Jun 22, 2004 20:42 pm   Fruit/s
 

Hi,

The expression 'bear fruit' is a metaphor and means 'be successful' or 'productive' but 'bear fruits' is a literal expression and means ' produce apples/bananas/pears' and so on.

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Only 1 possible answer? #3 (permalink) Tue May 26, 2009 15:03 pm   Only 1 possible answer?
 

I'd like to congratulate you as well!!!
I can always find the answers to my questions here! :)
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bss #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 24, 2010 13:07 pm   bss
 

I answer benefits. Is it also possible??
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