The word "fruit" is a noncount noun used when referring to sweet-tasting, natural food that comes from trees, bushes, vines, and small plants.
- How much fruit do you eat every day?
- It’s important to make fruit a part of your daily diet.
- You can find fresh fruit at the produce section of the grocery store.
- Apples and oranges are different types of fruit.
- Bananas, mangos, and papayas are tropical fruits. (It’s okay, sometimes, to use "fruit" as a noncount noun.)
- Fruit salad is very popular in the summer.
- Fruit cakes are popular in the winter.
The word "fruit" is also used to represent the result of work:
- All of our work is starting to bear fruit.
- Last year our company opened its doors, but until recently it wasn’t bearing much fruit.
- Jose built a house. The house is the fruit of his labor.
- This website is the fruit of my labor.
- A successful student is the fruit of a teacher’s labor.
The word "fruity" is an adjective:
- This cake tastes kind of fruity.
- Punch has a fruity flavor.
- Chewing gum can be fruity.
- That man is acting kind of fruity. (fruity = unusual)
You can find a lot of fresh fruit in the summer.
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September 7, 2017