Reply to "Unspecified portions"

Hello, Yaniv, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

Yaniv Kimelfeld posted:
Can I say 

I ate some of the cake.

Yes, you can.

Yaniv Kimelfeld posted:
Is 'cake' countable or uncountable in this case?

It's countable. You could even say that you ate a bite of each of the cakes. If you said, "I ate some cake," then "cake" would be uncountable.

Yaniv Kimelfeld posted:
What about purely countable nouns like nectarine?

You can say: "I ate some of the nectarine."

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