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    It taste nothing/ of nothing.

    1. It tastes nothing.

    2. It tastes of nothing.


    Which one is grammatical?

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    #2

    Re: It taste nothing/ of nothing.

    They are both grammatical, but they mean different things.

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    Re: It taste nothing/ of nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    They are both grammatical, but they mean different things.
    Can you please tell me how they are different?

    I don't really see the differences.

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    #4

    Re: It taste nothing/ of nothing.

    In the first, "it" could be anything. It could be an elephant whose tongue doesn't work. We don't know what "it" is, but whatever it is, it is unable to discern the taste of anything it eats.

    In the second, "it" could still be anything, but the sentence means that it doesn't have a taste. It has no flavour. If you ate it, you would taste nothing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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