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Bread is a food/food that is nutritious and easy to get a hold of.

Would you use a food or food in this case?

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teacherJapanWould you use a food or food in this case?

a food

CJ

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. . . and easy to get a hold of.

Standard English is just . . . and easy to get hold of.

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Thank you very much for your answer. I’d like to make sure whether I get it right, if you let me.

You’d use “a food” because in this sentence, you are talking about one particular kind of food that is characterized by the description followed.

Are my choices all correct?

A) In some countries, people are suffering from shortages of food.

B) There are many frozen foods available in this supermarket.

C) You shouldn’t eat foods that contain high calories.

I think they are all correct.

teacherJapanA) In some countries, people are suffering from shortages of food.

If you are afraid of making a mistake in this sentence, you can use 'food shortages' instead.

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teacherJapanYou’d use “a food” because in this sentence, you are talking about one particular kind of food that is characterized by the description followed.

Yes. That's right.

teacherJapan

Are my choices all correct? Yes, but see my notes.

A) In some countries, people are suffering from shortages of food.

B) There are many frozen foods available in this supermarket.

C) You shouldn’t eat foods that contain high calories.
... foods that are high in calories. / ... foods that contain a lot of calories.

Good. Your usage of 'food' and 'foods' is correct.

CJ

Thank you very much again, CJ.
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