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?
Looking for ESL work?: Try our EFL / TOEFL / ESL Jobs Section!
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.
"Drugs are bad for you"
"Bananas are bad for you" (if you have too many of them!)
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
People are waiting to help.
Related forum topics: