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plural forms of vegetables

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plural forms of vegetables

Postby Fujibei » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:18 am

What are the plural forms of the following vegetables? With an s or es or without?
1.cabbage
2.lettuce
3.spinach
4.pumpkin
5.garlic
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Re: plural forms of vegetables

Postby phrasemix » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:31 am

1. Two cabbages
"I ate some cabbage for dinner" - cabbage as a menu item is uncountable.
2. Three heads of lettuce (the whole thing)
Three pieces of lettuce (each leaf)
3. Four bunches of spinach
Four pieces of spinach
4. Eight pumpkins
5. Two heads of garlic (the entire bulb)
Two cloves of garlic (the pieces within the bulb)

Sorry it's not very systematic, but that's how English works! I think there's no better way than to remember each of these.
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Re: plural forms of vegetables

Postby Fujibei » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 am

Thanks very much for your input.
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