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Autor:  Breno N.
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Data:  25/SET/2010 10:07 AM
Assunto:  Fruit or fruits
 
Mensagem:  "It now recommends four and a half cups of fruits and vegetables (that’s nine servings) for people who eat 2,000 calories a day."
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/health/policy/25vegetables.html

I've always thought that the word fruit should be used in the singular form till I came across the above article.

Is the idea to emphasise the variety? That we should not eat only one type of fruit?

thanks in advance








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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Fruit or fruits  –  Breno N.  25/SET/2010, 10:07 AM
Fruit or fruits  –  Teacher  25/SET/2010, 10:42 AM
Fruit or fruits  –  PPAULO  25/SET/2010, 10:57 AM
Trigger happy  –  Dale-USA  25/SET/2010, 2:00 PM
Trigger happy  –  PPAULO  25/SET/2010, 7:37 PM

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