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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Good point on the roast beef.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Good point on the roast beef.
    How about other meats- roast pork or roasted?

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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Roast pork, roast lamb, roast turkey, roast goose, roast potatoes are all fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I know people write "ice tea" but I believe that is an error. The way the word is said doesn't make for a clear distinction between "ice" and "iced." But it is tea that is iced. It is iced tea. Toast that is burnt is burnt toast, not burn toast.
    Could you please tell me if there is also an error in "ice cream"?
    I think "ice cream", "ice tea" sound more natural than "roast chicken". If I put a cup of tea under a very cold temperature (ice it), then take it out, what can it be called in that state? Can it be "iced tea"? I understand the "ice tea" simply is "tea" plus "ice" (such as some pieces of ice) and "ice" in "ice tea" is a noun, isn't it?
    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Ice cream is ice cream. There is no one who thinks it is "iced cream." So forget about that.

    As for tea, this is only my opinion, not a rule. If "to ice" is a verb (and it is), then the adjective formed by this verb is "iced." Tea that has been cooled down by the use of ice is "iced."

    That's my position.

    I understand the "ice tea" simply is "tea" plus "ice" (such as some pieces of ice) and "ice" in "ice tea" is a noun, isn't it?
    That's another position.

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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Not to forget the "Sunday roast".(I do love a good roast with lots of gravy)

    At a tangent: I always find it funny to read in a menu, say, in Spain, the word "rosbife" which I assume comes from "roast beef" but associated with different kinds of meat.

    Rosbife de cerdo
    Rosbife de ternera

    Etc...

    Hope I'm not getting you peckish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post

    Hope I'm not getting you peckish.
    You may hope that, but I'm getting peckish.

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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Hi,
    Just two more questions..
    any difference in :
    1 "smell of roasted beef"
    and
    2 "smell of roast beef"

    and is it roast coffee or roasted coffee

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    1, "smell of roasted beef". Not natural English.

    2 "smell of roast beef"

    also: " smell of roasting beef"
    "smell of beef roasting in the oven".
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    Default Re: roast chicken

    Rover_KE, thank you very much. I understand.

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