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dessert or desserts?

Postby koki » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:05 pm

hello every body!

I would like to know which one is better to use in a sentence and why?

" Ice cream is a kind of desserts"
or "ice cream is a kind of dessert"

thank you!

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Re: dessert or desserts?

Postby remontika » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:41 pm

The correct form would be:

"Ice cream is a kind of dessert."

"Desserts" is the plural of "dessert". You could say:

"My favourite desserts are ice cream, vanilla pudding, and cherry pie."

I'm getting hungry now - see you later! :-D

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Re: dessert or desserts?

Postby Gracious » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:33 am

Maybe this thread was a year ago, but I would like to help you then. The correct one you can use is, “Ice cream is a kind of dessert”, because ice cream is a singular noun so you may use also a singular adjective.

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Re: dessert or desserts?

Postby donfowler » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:25 am

According to me the correct form would be "Ice cream is a kind of dessert"

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Re: dessert or desserts?

Postby Krisi » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:22 am

Nouns used as an adjective has one form. There are also some nouns where we add -d or -ed at the end of the word to make it an adjective. But when used as a real noun in a sentence the form changes to singular or plural.


I hope this helps.

Just for information:
some examples of noun adjectives with -d or -ed at the end of the word.
  • heel (n) - heeled (adj); low heeled shoes.
  • eye (n) - eyed (adj); blue eyed parrot.
  • bridge (n) - bridged (adj); high bridged nose


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