This was fun, made me hungry.
Why are the fruit in : "les sorbets au citron et à la fraise" singular, while in the pie "aux framboises" they are plural?
Dictation exercise A1
What a wonderful question! I am hungry too now. Here is the general view on it:
‘Sorbet au / à là + singulier’ because it is a general flavour and the appearance of the fruit has completely changed.
‘tarte aux + pluriel’ because it is assumed that the fruits are accountable and can still be seen (their aspect hasn’t changed too much).
However, it is not a strict universal rule. The grammarians don’t always agree with one another either.
I hope this is helpful.
I was wondering the same thing.
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