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    Default Expire / be expired / be expiring

    Dear Teachers,

    I know
    #1 "The food will expire on tomorrow."
    is correct.

    However, I am not sure whether

    #2 "The food will be expired on tomorrow."
    and
    #3 "The food will be expiring on tomorrow."

    are possible.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Expire / be expired / be expiring

    None is natural. Food cannot expire.

    The food should be consumed by tomorrow.
    The 'use-before' date of this food is tomorrow
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    Default Re: Expire / be expired / be expiring

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    None is natural. Food cannot expire.

    The food should be consumed by tomorrow.
    The 'use-before' date of this food is tomorrow
    .
    Oh very sorry, my sentences are not good examples.

    However, I intended to know the verb "expire".

    how about use "the service" instead of "the food"?


    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Expire / be expired / be expiring

    No

    Contracts, mandates, terms, passports, licences, leases, etc expire (run out, become no longer valid).

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    Default Re: Expire / be expired / be expiring

    Where I come from, food has expiration dates.

    That said, "the food expires tomorrow" or "the food will expire tomorrow" are natural expressions.

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