Fruit or Fruits: easy grammar tips

Do we say “fruit” or “fruits”? What is the difference? Find out the answers in our article, devoted to English grammar rules.

The word “fruit” is a noun. It is an exception to the “fruit” OR “fruits”.
When we think of fruit as a group collectively (non-specific), then we tend to use the word “fruit” (without S).

You should eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
Fruit is good for your health.
Would you like some fruit?
There isn't much fresh fruit available in winter.

If you want to emphasize different kinds of fruit, then you can use “fruits”.

My three favorite fruits are bananas, melons and pineapples.
The supermarket has a wide selection of exotic fruits such as papayas and mangos.
The juice is made from a variety of fresh fruits.
I love oranges and other citrus fruits.

If you are unsure which one to use, stick to a singular option — fruit.

Find out more about English grammar by checking out these articles.

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