do you like fruits ?
How do you ask somone if they like fruit in general ?
Do you say : "do you like fruit" ? or "do you like fruits ?"
and if you use 'some', will you ask : "do you like some fruit ? "
or "do you like some fruits" ?
In that instance, you can just use "Do you like fruit?" "Fruit" can be both singular and plural.
There are cases where you say "fruits", but that isn't one of them.
"Apples and oranges are two different fruits" not *"apples and oranges are two different fruit".
This is an instance where you would say "fruits".
No, I don't like gay people very much.
Why don't you like gay people? Is there something inherently wrong about us?
<Is there something inherently wrong about us? >
You guys are a serious threat to the survival of our beautiful planet, earth!
I like fruit (food) but not fruits (gay people).
I like fruits (gay people) but not fruit (food).
I judge both fruit and fruits on their own individual merits, not on that they are fruit or fruits. :)
<<You guys are a serious threat to the survival of our beautiful planet, earth!>>
The threat to our beautiful planet is overpopulation, environmental degradation, and nuclear annihilation. How do gay people threaten the earth when they aren't the ones breeding like rabbits?
Which "gay" are you talking about?
1. happy people
3. stupid people (aka ghey)
Thanks Uriel and SpaceFlight for your explanations.
I am an English as a second language teacher.
In fact, I was teaching "food" and the verb "like"to my primary students and I asked them this question : "do you like fruit ?" but they mostly answered by "I like fruits." and I corrected them like : "I like fruit."
Was I right to correct them ? was that a mistake they made ?
or is it OK to answer : "I like fruits.", when we are talking about fruit in general ?
I didnot know the "other" meaning for "fruits" and please discuss over it in a new post.
The distinction is probably over the heads of most primary school ESL students. I'd say "Do you like fruit?" (yeah, unless it were homosexuals we were talking bout).