I was wondering
Is bread a material noun or not?
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Counter-intuitively, bread is a material noun.
You cannot use "2 breads" to mean "2 loaves of bread", "2 rolls", "2 buns", "2 slices of bread" etc. etc. etc. That would be "some bread" (1 loaf/slice etc. would be some bread too)
As with all material nouns, bread can be pluralised when discussing types. e.g. "2 metals" meaning "2 types of metal (e.g. copper and iron)" but not "2 pieces of metal"
Similarly, 2 breads might mean "some brown bread and some white bread", but not "2 loaves of bread".
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