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    Default how can I say properly?

    I want the shopkeeper to change my juice packet which is spoiled , not good in taste. and smell bad

    can I say like this way :
    this juice is spoiled and not drinkeble

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by cnshah View Post
    I want the shopkeeper to change my juice packet which is spoiled, not good in taste doesn't taste good and smells bad.

    Can I say it like this way :

    "This juice is spoiled and not drinkable"?
    Please remember to start every sentence with a capital letter.
    Please remember to end every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).

    I would say "This juice has gone off and is not drinkable. Please exchange it for a new one."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please remember to start every sentence with a capital letter.
    Please remember to end every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).

    I would say "This juice has gone off and is not drinkable. Please exchange it for a new one."
    Yes, but in AmE, "gone bad".

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    You can say it this way (there are many ways to say this) but you have to add something about getting another drink.

    This juice is spoiled and not drinkable, please bring me another one.
    Just my opinion but "Please bring me another one" would be the sort of thing you might say to a waiter in a restaurant if there was a problem with your drink.

    If I were taking something back to the shop where I bought it, I would say "Please exchange it for another one" or "Please give me another one [for free]". "Please bring ..." suggests that you expect the shopkeeper to go to the shelf, pick up the new item and bring it to the till for you.
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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    thnks a lot

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by cnshah View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    As I said in post #2, please start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with the appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post


    I would say "This juice has gone off and is not drinkable. Please exchange it for a new one."

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Change means to replace one thing or person with another [+ obj] Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    I wonder if it is correct to say, 'Please change it for a new one''?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: how can I say properly?

    I would understand it, but it's not natural. I am in complete agreement with the post by ems.
    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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