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    Default Is the phrase fine and should I use 'food' or 'foods'?

    People in ancient times, ate to live, not lived to eat. In order to maintain their lives, human beings had to eat
    a lot whenever they could eat. So their ways of thinking of meals or food were means to maintain their lives.

    However, how about the current situation in modern time? Now we have many choices of food / foods, to enjoy food has become the purpose of eating.

    1. Is the phrase fine?

    2. Should I use 'food' or 'foods'? I would use 'food'. But this pair of words often confuses me.

    3. Are there any errors in the first paragraph?

    Many thanks.
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    Default Re: Is the phrase fine and should I use 'food' or 'foods'?

    Could someone please help? Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Is the phrase fine and should I use 'food' or 'foods'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    People in ancient times, no comma ate to live,;not lived they didn't live to eat. In order To maintain their lives, human beings had to eat a lot whenever they could eat. So their ways of thinking of meals or food were means to maintain their lives. Awkwardly phrased.
    However, how about the current situation in modern times? Now we have many food choices of food / foods, and? so? to the enjoyment of food has become the primary purpose of eating.

    1. Is the phrase fine?

    2. Should I use 'food' or 'foods'? I would use 'food'. But this pair of words often confuses me.

    3. Are there any errors in the first paragraph?

    Many thanks.
    I can't agree with your premise. It's not like we take pills for all our nutrition and the food is SOLELY for enjoyment. It's certainly true we make our choices based on more factors, including what we enjoy, instead of simply what is available.
    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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    Default Re: Is the phrase fine and should I use 'food' or 'foods'?

    Many thanks for your detailed correction of my sentences. And yes, your comment has been noted.

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