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

food → uncountable

Meaning: things that people or animals eat

Example sentence: If you want to lose weight, you should eat less food.

food → countable

Meaning: a particular type or category of food

Example sentence: If you ate fewer fatty foods, you'd be much healthier.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "food" countable?

a. If you want to be healthy, try to eat food that hasn't been made in a factory.

b. Most processed foods contain artificial flavourings and colourings.

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Contributor: Matt Errey