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Is it wrong to say "There are many kinds of foods?

Is there any case that it's right to add an "s" at the end of uncountable nouns?

Thank you for your big help!
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One more question.
Which one is correct?

I am familiar with some Philippine places.

I am familiar with some Philippines' places.

Or neither is correct?

Thanks again!
Food isn't strictly uncountable, so the plural does occur quite often even though the singular may be more common in your example. If a noun is really uncountable, no plural s can normally be used with it.

CB
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alda1119I am familiar with some Philippine places.

I am familiar with some Philippines' places.

If you have questions about completely different points of language use, please start a new thread for each of them.

The combination some + adjective + plural noun is correct: some beautiful flowers, some nice words. In other words, some Philippine places is grammatically correct. The Philippines is the name of the country: He lives in the Philippines.

CB
Can you please give me some examples of sentences using the word foods?

But what if we are talking about the KINDS or VARIETIES?

Can we add an "s" at that time?
alda1119Can you please give me some examples of sentences using the word foods?

But what if we are talking about the KINDS or VARIETIES?

Can we add an "s" at that time?

When various kinds of food are referred to, the plural seems more justified. You can google for examples of foods yourself.

CB

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It isn't really clear. I still don't know when to use FOODS in sentences.
Thanks anyway.
'Kinds' would have already pluralized any noun coming after it therefore nouns would be in their singular form. Also 'types'.
Food is usually used as an uncountable noun.

Let's buy some food.

But it's sometimes used as a countable noun, in which case it means 'kinds/types of food.'

There were many interesting foods at that dinner.

Compare these two:

I ate a lot of food. (This means I ate a large amount of food.)

I ate a lot of foods. (This means I ate many kinds of food.)

(I think people pretty much already said this; I just wanted to clarify and give a couple examples. Hope that helps!)
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