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Banana/Bananas is/are my favorite fruit.
Mango/Magoes is/are my favorite fruit.
Are both correct?
Yeah, but I think that most people will usually use the plural form.
Is a watermelon a fruit?
CliveIs a watermelon a fruit?Are you saying that a watermelon is not a fruit?
I think I know why you asked that. Similar questions: Is honeydew a fruit? I think it's related to my following question
We say I ate strawberries, I ate blueberries, I ate bananas (if you really had more than one), I ate strawberries but I ate watermelon (singular)
Do you think the same principle hold for my original examples?
Watermelon is/are my favorite
Pineapple is/are my favorite.
Anonymous:Clive is correct and is right to say most people tend to use the plural.
"Drugs are bad for you"
"Bananas are bad for you" (if you have too many of them!)
Abil:Water melon is a fruit "in its own right". It is mainly produced in India, Bangladesh and central Asia.
I asked because botany is not one of my strengths.
Here is one of several interesting online attempts at defining 'fruit'.
If you search around, you can find a lot of discussions about what is a fruit, as well as about watermelons.
I read a suggestion that a watermelon is part of the gourd family. Would you consider a pumpkin or a squash or even a cucumber to be a fruit?
I don't know, that's why I am asking.
Best wishes, Clive
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