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    #1

    Question a cup of tea

    I want you to ask for an empty cup for tea


    What should I say?

    I suggest

    I want an empty cup of tea or
    I want an empty teacup


    What do you suggest?



    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: a cup of tea

    Either will do. But why do you have to complicate the matter if you could simplify by using 'teacup'?

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    #3

    Re: a cup of tea

    I can't agree.
    An empty "cup of tea" is illogical. If it's empty, it's NOT a cup of tea. If it's a cup of tea, it's NOT empty.

    An empty teacup makes perfect sense.

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    #4

    Re: a cup of tea

    Oh yeah! I didn't notice that right away. Thanks very much Barb!

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