List of countable and uncountable food with examples and pictures! In English, there are some foods which are countable and others which are not. It is important to commit these to memory as there is no simple rule. Whilst an English speaker would fully understand if you used the word ‘fruits’, the correct word is simply ‘fruit.’ Being able to use the correct term for countable and uncountable foods will make your English more clear and native sounding.
Countable and Uncountable Food
Countable food is a type of food that can be counted because they can be used with numbers and have plural forms. For example, “apple” is a countable food because you can say you want “three apples”.
Uncountable food is the opposite of countable food because it does not make sense to talk about it with numbers. For example, “bread” is an uncountable food because you cannot say you want “three breads”. You can say “three loaves of bread” or “three bags of bread” because you are combining the uncountable food (which is a noun) with another noun so that the sentence makes sense.
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List of Countable and Uncountable Food
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List of Countable Food with Examples
Do you want some ketchup with your burger?
We went for a sandwich lunch at the local bar.
He bought a hot dog and had it covered with all the fixings.
Each cake had a cherry on top.
The apple never falls far from the tree.
He put a grape into his mouth and swallowed it whole.
He cut the orange into quarters.
Have you eaten a kind of fruit called olive?
The woman cut up the watermelon and shared it out among the four children.
We used a carrot for the snowman’s nose.
Tomato soup is my cup of tea.
I felt like a pea on a drum.
The salad was decorated with segments of orange.
Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season.
Do you want a sweet pancake or a savoury one?
She sliced off a piece of sausage.
He poached an egg for breakfast.
Potato chips are served for the children.
The baby chewed the cookie up and swallowed it.
I’d like a steak and fries with chocolate mousse to follow.
She ran to the candy store to get some sweets.
Uncountable Food List with Examples
All bread is not baked in one oven.
The fruit does not fall far from the tree.
He filled a jug with juice.
She cut the meat into small pieces.
We brought home two bags of rice.
I have hot cereal every day for breakfast.
If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
I’d like a cup of coffee, please.
There’s some fresh tea in the pot.
All is flour that comes to his mill.
Business is the salt of life.
Of soup and love, the first is the best.
She sprinkled the strawberries with sugar.
Butter to butter is no relish.
Would you like a slice/piece of cheese with your bread?
In the morning, I like to put honey on my toast.
Do you have any water?
Tom shared his chocolate bar with his friend.
She made jam from the apples.
This wine goes particularly well with seafood.
I like mustard with a bit of bite.
Countable and Uncountable Food | Picture
Countable and Uncountable Food Video
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