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    Hello there.

    Which sentence is better or collect?

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed food very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed meals very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed nice meals.


    Please help me!

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    Re: food vs meals

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Which sentence is better or correct?

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed the food very much. Now it's correct.
    We use "the", the food of Hong Kong. (specific food)

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed (our)(the) meals very much. Now it's correct.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed nice meals.


    Please help me!
    2006

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    Re: food vs meals

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Which sentence is better or collect?

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed food very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed meals very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed nice meals.


    Please help me!
    These sentences are correct, but rather stiff sounding and not very much like natural language.

    Here are some suggestions.


    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and the food was excellent.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and we ate some of the best food ever.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and we ate at some of the best restaurants ever.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and let me tell you - the food was great!

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and we had some really good food.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, and we had some really good food.

    Emphatic stress helps when you speak English. It's rather common to stress "really" when one is enthused about something.

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    Re: food vs meals

    I think the corrected sentences are very natural.

    You have upped the praise a level or two, which may not reflect the writer's intended level of praise.

    Of course, the main point of my response was to address the need for modifiers.

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    Re: food vs meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I think the corrected sentences are very natural.
    I agree that the sentences you corrected are very natural. I like my way of saying it too.




    You have upped the praise a level or two, which may not reflect the writer's intended level of praise.
    But those people in Hong Kong deserve aaaaall the praise. Yes, they do! They work hard in those kitchens, I'm sure.

    I'm an upper of praise levels, yes I am.

    Take that praise to the next level.

    If anyone needs their level of praise "upped", then I'm the one to call.

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    Re: food vs meals

    [QUOTE=gchman;515181]Hello there.

    Based on these sentences, I just want to know not replying.
    In what way is food and meals are different? As we know that those words are used in english.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed food very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed meals very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed nice meals.

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    Re: food vs meals

    [QUOTE=nuharani;515234]
    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.

    Based on these sentences, I just want to know not replying.
    In what way is food and meals are different? As we know that those words are used in english.

    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed food very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed meals very much.
    Last winter we went to Hong Kong, where we enjoyed nice meals.
    A meal refers to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Food just means anything one can eat.

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    Re: food vs meals

    If you go to a market, of which I assume there are many in Hong Kong, you would be able to have a sample of vegetables, another sample of a local fish, another sample of a local delicacy, all from different vendors.

    You would have had food which you enjoyed, but you would not have had a meal.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: food vs meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    If you go to a market, of which I assume there are many in Hong Kong, you would be able to have a sample of vegetables, another sample of a local fish, another sample of a local delicacy, all from different vendors.

    You would have had food which you enjoyed, but you would not have had a meal.

    I am not a teacher.
    Yes, definitely. We could call such samples "snacks".

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