Fruits or fruit?

 

Q:

I have a simple question to ask. I saw a signboard on a store yesterday, which read: "Fruits and Vegetables." Isn't "fruit" an uncountable noun? Maybe I'm missing something, but uncountables don't have a plural form, do they?

Fikrat Gadjiev
fikgad1@yahoo.com
Posted 01 November 2002
A:

Many noncount nouns, such as fruit, also appear as count nouns.


The Grammar Exchange has responded to a very similar question; go to the discussion on The plurals of fish and fruit.

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