Can you tell which option is correct? And why it is necessary to use or not to use this or that article?

I have pizza.


I have a pizza.

  • oh, I accidentally clicked on " Blockquote" – Boyep Dec 27 '18 at 18:45

They are actually both correct. I will list two scenarios, one for each one, to show how they are correct.


Bob: I'm so hungry! Does anyone have food?
Bobby: I have pizza.


Bob: Finally, it's lunch time. Guess what I have?
Bobby: I don't know, what do you have? A sandwich?
Bob: I have a pizza!
Bobby: Ooh lucky!

As you can see, they both make sense in each scenario, and if you put on in the other scenario, they will still work. It's a matter of what you mean. I have a pizza means that you have one pizza. I have pizza means you have pizza. One is more specific than the other.

Hope this helps!

  • Thanks! If plural, will the articles be omitted? Right? – Boyep Dec 27 '18 at 18:57
  • Many foodstuffs, even things which come in discrete pieces, can be used as non-count nouns: chicken, cake, garlic. – Colin Fine Dec 27 '18 at 19:42
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    @Sweet_Cherry No, it doesn't. I have pizza does not mean I have more than one pizza. Only I have pizzas means a plural. Pizza, without an article, doesn't specify a number. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Dec 27 '18 at 19:59
  • @JasonBassford Oop. I stand corrected. I guess I was focusing more on either plural or singular. – Sweet_Cherry Dec 27 '18 at 20:17

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