since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get Word of the Day FREE

salad

This page is about the noun "salad", which can be both countable and uncountable

salad → uncountable

Meaning: raw vegetables like lettuce, tomato, cucumber, etc. mixed together

Example sentence: I tell my son that salad's very good for him, but he still won't eat it.

salad → countable

Meaning: one serving of salad, or a particular type of salad

Example sentence: The waiter asked me if I'd ordered a green salad or a Greek salad?

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "salad" uncountable?

a. Would you like a salad for your lunch?

b. Would you like some salad with your lunch?

Contributor: Matt Errey