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    lump sugar

    Dear native-speakers!

    Help me please with the following. Is it natural to say 'lump sugar'? Or do you use some other words to describe this kind of sugar?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: lump sugar

    If you are making a distinction between two types of sugar, for example, lump sugar and granulated sugar, then it is correct. If you're ordering it for your coffee or tea, you'd ask for "lumps of sugar."


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    Re: lump sugar

    "a lump of sugar", "a cube of sugar". Sugar used to be chopped off sugar cones - lump - for house hold use. Now most sugar is granulated or pressed into cubes.


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    Re: lump sugar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    If you are making a distinction between two types of sugar, for example, lump sugar and granulated sugar, then it is correct. If you're ordering it for your coffee or tea, you'd ask for "lumps of sugar."
    Thanks a lot. It's exactly what I wanted to know

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