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The noun "dessert" can be both countable and uncountable.

dessert → uncountable

Meaning: sweet food eaten at the end of a meal

Example sentence: What would you like for dessert?

dessert → countable

Meaning: a particular type or category of dessert

Example sentence: If you want to lose weight, you shouldn't eat so many desserts.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "dessert" uncountable?

a. If you want a dessert, why not have some fruit with low-fat ice-cream?

b. If you want some dessert, why not have a banana with low-fat ice-cream?

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Contributor: Matt Errey