When to use FOOD and FOODS?


food vs foods

When you talk about food in general, you say FOOD. It’s an uncountable noun:

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  • Is there any food in the fridge?


When you talk about TYPES of FOOD, you can say FOODS:

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  • I can’t eat certain foods, because I’m allergic to them.


Learn more about words that don’t normally have plural forms here:
List of Words Without Plural Form
8 Funny Idioms About Food with Examples and Explanations
50 Popular English Idioms to Sound Like a Native Speaker


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