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Forum: English Questions Mar 17th, 2014, 11:08 pm
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Posted By purplebug
Re: watermelon or watermelons?

Cake is only uncountable when it's cut up. Then you'd say pieces of cake. But whole cakes are countable - "the baker made three cakes for the party."
Forum: English Questions Mar 14th, 2014, 11:14 am
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Posted By purplebug
Re: watermelon or watermelons?

It's the same for anything that can be cut up from its whole form and has a counter like 'pieces' or 'slices' - pineapple, banana, pizza, cake, etc. :)
Forum: English Questions Mar 4th, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Posted By purplebug
Re: watermelon or watermelons?

If you have many pieces of cut-up watermelon, you could say "I am eating watermelon."/"I have eaten 4 pieces of watermelon."
If you have several whole watermelons, then "watermelons" is the correct...
Forum: English Questions Mar 4th, 2014, 10:56 pm
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Views: 3,501
Posted By purplebug
Re: Vocabulary

1) "If only he took as much exercise as I did he wouldn't have that spare lyre, I thought unsympathetically" (I looked it up in several dictionaries but I couldn't find anything, I know she implies...
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