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Watermelon or watermelons?

 
 
Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 09:15 pm
Is "watermelon" plural?

Look at all those watermelon.
Look at all those watermelons.

Seedless watermelon are obviously inferior.
Seedless watermelons are obviously inferior.

Well, either way sounds weird.
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fresco
 
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Reply Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:55 pm
@whithered,
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Is "watermelon" plural?


...not in UK English.
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JazzMinnie
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:50 pm
@whithered,
Look at those watermelons.
Look at that watermelon.

A seedless watermelon is obviously inferior.
Seedless watermelons are obviously inferior.


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roger
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 04:01 pm
@whithered,
I favor watermelons for the plural, but if someone used 'five watermelon' I wouldn't try to correct it.
fresco
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 04:06 pm
@roger,
Smile ..as in..?
Cum mister tallyman, tally mi banana ! (Harry Belafonte).
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 16 Oct, 2010 09:45 pm
@whithered,
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Is "watermelon" plural?


Depends on whether you're thinking of the material or the whole uncut watermelon.

A: I'm goin' to the store.

B: Good, get three watermelons for the party.

When a comparative reference to breasts is made, it pretty much has to be plural.
JazzMinnie
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 03:18 pm
@JTT,
Well isn't watermelons the plural form of watermelon? So watermelon isn't plural right?
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 04:36 pm
@JazzMinnie,
Good point, Minnie.
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