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    Question I want Help

    Hi,there,

    I would appreciate if anyone can help me to define the following phases.

    A dish of fresh spaghettis........ what does "fresh" means in here?? Is it a proper usage?


    Thanks.

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    First, spaghetti is already plural (I think if there were a word for a single strand it would have to be a spaghetto, but there isn't) so don't add an "s" to it.

    Spaghetti is one type (out of hundreds of varieties) of pasta.

    Pasta can be either fresh or dry. Fresh is still flexible, having been made recently for use soon, whereas dry was made some time ago, dried and packaged for use far into the future.

    One often refers to "fresh pasta" but I've never heard of fresh spaghetti, or fresh penne, or fresh anything except the general term, pasta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    First, spaghetti is already plural (I think if there were a word for a single strand it would have to be a spaghetto, but there isn't) so don't add an "s" to it.

    Spaghetti is one type (out of hundreds of varieties) of pasta.

    Pasta can be either fresh or dry. Fresh is still flexible, having been made recently for use soon, whereas dry was made some time ago, dried and packaged for use far into the future.

    One often refers to "fresh pasta" but I've never heard of fresh spaghetti, or fresh penne, or fresh anything except the general term, pasta.
    Thanks for your reply, jlinger.

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    Re: I want Help

    Jlinger, thanks for sharing these considerations, very sharp and clear explained. I wish I could express myself nearly as fluently and exactly in english as you.
    cheers and greetings from Germany
    Jan

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