I don't understand the following sentence:

やさい や くだもの も おおい です。

I know that や is used for incomplete enumeration and も means "also". But how to interpret such a combination of these two particles?


Your understanding of the particles as used are correct.

Depending on context, it seems like this sentence could be a direct response to another.

Original statement


There are a lot of meat and fish.

Response statement


There are also many vegetables and fruits.

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    Ah yes, the previous sentence is あたらしい さかな が おおい です. In that case does the sentence mean "There are also a lot of vegetables and fruit (among other things which are a lot of)"? I am curious about the や particle. – Kapol Jul 10 '20 at 21:46
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    Correct, if や was replaced with と it would be a exhaustive list. 'There are also a lot of vegetables and fruit' (and nothing more) – Ambo100 Jul 10 '20 at 21:49

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