Which one is correct and why?

1)I like sausage.

2)I like sausages.

As far as I know sausage is both a countable and uncountable noun,in my point of view when we are talking about sausage in general we shouldn't use (s),so sentence (1) seems better to me but I've heard sentence (2) alot,as well.

I'd be thankful if someone explains when I should use sausage as a countable noun and when as an uncountable one.

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    Non-count "sausage" denotes a food substance, whereas count "sausage(s) denotes an individual unit consisting of that substance. For example, "I don't like sausage" (non-count) vs "We have three sausages left" (count).
    – BillJ
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 13:19

1 Answer 1


Both are correct, but the connotation is different.

I like sausage.

Indicates that you like the food in general.

I like sausages.

Brings to mind an image of either (a) various types of sausage, or (b) eating one or more sausage links as a meal.

In general, the second sentence sounds more like something I would hear in the UK than the US, but I would defer to a native speaker of UK English on that. "I like sausages" sounds grammatical but very slightly awkward to me as a US English speaker.

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