Bread or Breads? Which is the correct plural?

Bread is usually used as an uncountable noun which means that the plural of bread is also bread. We use “breads” as the plural when we want to emphasize that we are talking about different types of bread.

There is a lot of bread on the table.

We have an assortment of breads for the staff.

Is Bread countable or uncountable?

“Bread” is usually used as an uncountable noun. The plural of an uncountable noun is usually the same as the singular.

Countable nouns are nouns that you can count easily. Some examples include pens, cars, and houses. For countable nouns, we add an “s” to make them plural.

I have one car.

I have two cars.

Uncountable nouns are nouns that are usually difficult to count or you don’t count them with numbers 1,2,3,4 etc.

I need a great deal of bread for the party.

When to use Breads

Even though we often use “bread” as the plural form of “bread” we also use “breads” sometimes. We use “bread” when want to show that there are different types of bread. 

There are 6 breads to choose from. 

There are so many breads in the world. 

In these examples, “kinds of” or “types of” are implied. 

There are 6 kinds of bread to choose from. 

There are so many types of breads in the world.