Bread/Breads

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Er.S.M.M.Hanifa, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Er.S.M.M.Hanifa Senior Member

    Tamil
    Hi,
    "Bread is made from dough of flour raised with yeast or baking powder."
    Is this sentence OK?
    Can I say, " Breads are made..."
    Please comment.
    Thanks,
    Er.S.M.M.Hanifa
     
  2. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    SW London
    British English
    In such a sentence, bread is being used as an "uncountable" noun so it wouldn't be used in the plural. It is being used like honey, cheese, wine, cloth, to describe the item in general.
    :)
    Hermione
     
  3. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    In a context where you are talking about different kinds of breads, you can use breads. For example:
    Most breads can be made with yeast from a packet, but sourdough breads are made with a starter.
     

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