Grammatically, do you say Fruit or Fruits?

The word Fruit is a noun. The word is an exception where the noun is both countable and uncountable. So the plural of Fruit can be either Fruit OR Fruits.

When we think of Fruit as a group collectively and in a non-specific way, then we tend to use the word Fruit (without S).

  • You should eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Fruit is good for your health.
  • Would you like some fruit?
  • There isn’t much fresh fruit available in winter.

If you are emphasizing the different kinds of fruit, then you can use fruits.

  • My three favorite fruits are bananas, melons and strawberries.
  • The supermarket has a wide selection of exotic fruits such as Papaya and Mango.
  • The juice is made from a variety of fresh fruits.
  • I love oranges and other citrus fruits.

If you are not sure which to use, the safest thing is to just use Fruit all the time.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)

So is the fruit of the Spirit fruits or fruit? Some may argue that the fruit of the Spirit is love because the Word says, fruit without the letter s at the end. They may go on to say that love incorporates joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance, but there is only one fruit of the Spirit. On the other hand, others may say there are none fruits of the Spirit, because “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:” Either way the fruit of the Spirit has nine distinct characteristics all influenced by the Holy Spirit.

Father give us the fruit of the Holy Spirit that we may glorify Your name and be more like Christ, in Jesus Name I pray, men.

In Christ,

Greg

Reference fruit or fruits: http://mylanguages.org/greek_translation.php

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