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fruit #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:19 am   fruit
 

what is the difference between
much fruit and many fruits?
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fruit #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:48 am   fruit
 

'Fruit' can be countable or uncountable, but the countable form refers to different kinds of fruit only. As such, these sentences are correct:

(Speaking of a nearly empty basket of bananas) There isn't much fruit in this basket.
(Speaking of a nearly empty basket of bananas, grapes and lemons) There isn't much fruit in this basket.
(Speaking of a full basket of lemons and grapefruit) There aren't many fruits in this basket.
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fruit #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:50 am   fruit
 

Hello,

Well , in my opinion "fruit" is a countable noun , so we say " many fruits " and not "much fruit .Fruit can be used without article in genralisation for example"Fruit gives us a lot of energy" but when we specify "which fruit" we've to use the article us in"The fruit I bought it yesterday is so delecious"we can also use the preposition "some" ,as an exemple "Some fruit is so expensive".

I wish Ithe idea have been given.
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fruit #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:53 am   fruit
 

Well, you have just contradicted yourself. 'Some fruit is' is an uncountable example.
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fruit #5 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:56 am   fruit
 

Yes , but when we talk about fruit , we 're able to count it and here the problem .

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fruit #6 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:03 am   fruit
 

No problem. Please read my first post.
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fruit #7 (permalink) Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:05 am   fruit
 

Ok , no problem and thanks a lot.
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air conditioner #8 (permalink) Mon Sep 27, 2010 20:05 pm   air conditioner
 

I woild like toknow the difference between: air conditioning and air conditioner. Thanks!
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fruit #9 (permalink) Mon Sep 27, 2010 23:06 pm   fruit
 

The first is the system; the second is the machine.
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fruit #10 (permalink) Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:03 am   fruit
 

ok but which is the most correct":
switch on the air conditioner?
switch on the air conditioning?

Also
install the air conditioner or
install the air conditioning?
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fruit #11 (permalink) Sat Oct 02, 2010 13:54 pm   fruit
 

Both of the first pair sound reasonable, but use only the first member of the second pair.
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