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