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What do you think about the following sentence? Is there any mistake?
It produces a lot of the fruit and vegetables which are eaten all over the country.
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Hi,
It's fine.

Clive
It is a good sentence.
I suppose "it" refers to a farm, a country, or perhaps a geographical area, such as Napa Valley.
If "it" refers to a company or a family, we would say "They produce," rather than "it produces".
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Yes, thank you two very much. Now I've got it.
hi lin,
i know its a very old question but even then i would like to give my reply,
in my opinion it should be like this: " It produces a lot of fruit and vegetables which is consumed all over the country."
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Nice try! You need, however, ... fruit and vegetables which are consumed .... The plural subject requires are.

CJ
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o yes, i had forgotten that there are two fruit and veg.
hmmm.. but if there was only one of those two items then is could be used there because fruit and veg. are representing a group or class of items.
am i right?
o yes, i had forgotten that there are two fruit and veg.
hmmm.. but if there was only one of those two items then is could be used there because fruit and veg. are representing a group or class of items.
am i right?
Hi,

I know its a very old question but even then i would like to give my reply,

in my opinion it should be like this: " It produces a lot of fruit and vegetables which is consumed all over the country."

In addition to the 'is/are' point, you have also omitted 'the' from the phrase 'the fruit and vegetables'. That changes the meaning.

Consider this example.

A country consumes 500,000 tons of fruit and vegetables per year.

Farm X produces 100,000 tons.

Farm Y produces 400,000 tons.

I would tend to say this.

Farm X produces a lot of fruit and vegetables which are consumed all over the country.

Farm Y produces a lot of fruit and vegetables which are consumed all over the country.

Farm Y produces a lot of the fruit and vegetables which are consumed all over the country.

In other words, no 'the' makes the statement general, in the sense that 100,000 tons and 400,000 tons are both a lot. On the other hand, the statement with 'the' focuses specifically, on what you might call a specific quantity of fruit and vegetables.

Best wishes, Clive

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