Vocabulary to help learn the different vegetables.

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Which vegetables do you like to eat? Which do you hate?

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KemoF 14 November, 2018 - 12:45

Dear Admins

I have a question. Do you say "a large number of vegetableS ARE produced here.." and "a great deal of vegetableS ARE produced here."? I'm not sure if it's plural or singular...

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JoModerator 15 November, 2018 - 08:33

Hi KemoF,

Good question!

We say 'a large number of vegetables ARE produced here'. Here 'a large number of' means 'lots of' or 'many', so the verb agrees with 'vegetables' which is plural.

 

'A great deal of' is usually used with uncountable nouns, eg 'a great deal of money' or 'a great deal of work'. We couldn't use 'a large number of' in these sentences, as money and work are uncountable

I hope that helps!

 

Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish team)

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KemoF 18 November, 2018 - 12:01

Thank you Jo.
BTW, how did you know when to use "a great deal of" and "a large number of" when you were a kid? Were you corrected by someone around you like adults?

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JoModerator 20 November, 2018 - 14:58

Hi KemoF,

English is my mother tongue so I didn't learn it in the same way we learn a foreign language. You just sort of know what is correct when you're a child because it comes naturally!

I learned how to explain the rules of English when I became a teacher :)

Best wishes,

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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15520528 18 March, 2017 - 13:26

i'm Vegetarian, my lunch is have fully onion,potato,tomato,lettuce,pepper,cauliflower, etc.
Vegetable is always good to health,

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farzam 28 September, 2016 - 18:00

Bitter Pepper or pepper is my favourite vegetable that unfortunately i couldn't fin it in here so hate from aubergine.

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miracle1 23 June, 2016 - 22:22

I like broccoli especially accompanied with fried egg. I don't like to eat aubergine. By the way, I understand it called "eggplant" too. Is it truth?

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Jonathan - Coor... 24 June, 2016 - 10:59

Hi miracle1. Yes, that's right! There are two names. I quite like it, actually - steamed or roasted with garlic :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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youaretheonlyone29 19 March, 2016 - 04:16

Really? I just can't understand why i hate carrot so much :)) BTW, tomato is my favorite, especially tomato sauce xD

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Elsa007 2 July, 2015 - 05:55

I like all the stuff in vegetables. I mostly eat cooked vegetables though. ツ

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Mataco 2 July, 2015 - 03:41

I like carrot, potato, pepper, peas, tomato, sweetcorn. I hate aubergine and cauliflower.

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StefyDeb 29 June, 2015 - 23:41

Well, I like eat potatoes, swetcorn, carrots!!! They are mi favourite vegetables!! And the rest I don't like to eat...

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sbc1997 25 June, 2015 - 02:30

I like potato, carrot, lettuce, onion. I don´t like cucumber, aubergine, cauliflower.

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