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    Hi, Can you say:

    "If your dish failed, we can always order out"

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi, Can you say:

    "If your dish failed, we can always order out"

    Thanks
    "If your dish failed, we could always order out"
    "If your dish fails we can always order out"

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    Default Re: Failed?

    If my dish failed I would think my TV wasn't working.

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    Default Re: Failed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If my dish failed I would think my TV wasn't working.
    Not a cook then?

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    Default Re: Failed?

    I have a feeling we can/would say "we can order in" as well as/instead of "we can order out". "We can order take-out" works too. In BrE, that's normally "we can get a takeaway".

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    I don't think you would ever hear "failed" used in that context in AmE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I don't think you would ever hear "failed" used in that context in AmE.
    This speaker of BrE would be unlikely to use it.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Failed?

    About the only dish I can think of which is commonly referred to with "succeeded" or "failed" is a soufflé.

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