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Hello Serg59,

The word fruit is often an uncountable noun and is used in the singular. You can say two pieces of fruit or some fruit for instance.

However, when you speak about several different kinds of fruit, it's acceptable to use fruits. Example: "My three favorite fruits are apples, bananas and pineapples".

Fruits is also used with a different meaning in this idiomatic expression:  "The fruits of your labours", which means the benefits of your hard work. 

I hope I've answered your question

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3 hours ago, serg59 said:

 

Thank you, Phil, for your explicit explanation. English is so unpredictable. "The fruits of your labours" but there's an expression "fruitless labour" as well...

My pleasure Sergey. I didn't know the expression "fruitless labour", thank you.

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