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    Re: Chinese Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Use either - this is where your personal preference comes in! What's your preference?

    No - you do not need the is in that place. It is fine as it stands.

    That's what I was wonderding at. In the original text the 'is' was there.
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    Re: Chinese Food

    Although I am not that much of a Chinese food addict, I still plied a good knife and fork.
    Could someone please explain the meaning of the phrase underlined?
    Ply means 'to work diligently/persistently at? I thought that should be chopsticks you use at Chinese restaurant.

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    Re: Chinese Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
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    That's what I was wondering about.

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    Re: Chinese Food

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Could someone please explain the meaning of the phrase underlined?
    Ply means 'to work diligently/persistently at? I thought that should be chopsticks you use at Chinese restaurant.
    His knife and fork got a good workout.


    In my experience if you want chopsticks you have to ask for them. (The situation is probably different in China.)

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    Re: Chinese Food

    An opening sentence ran:
    I am no die hard Chinese food lover
    Your concluding sentence is:
    I am not that a Chinese food addict, but I still played a good fork and knife. I think for all those who love Chinese food very much, it is the best place to serve their appetite!

    It seemed to me that these were too similar, and therefore repetitious.

    There is a devise in writing, whereby you can link the opening and closing, bringing it full circle, but with a slight twist:

    So, you might conclude:

    By the end of our meal, my protest of being no great devotee of Chinese food was certainly belied by the empty plates before me. What better recommendation for a restaurant, for the next time you dine out.
    Kong Hee Fat Choy!


    (Now I know that means Happy New Year; but if you could conclude with the anglicized Chinese for Bon Appétit! if someone in the forum can tell us what it is.)
    Last edited by David L.; 02-Aug-2008 at 09:04.

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    Re: Chinese Food

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
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    That's what I was wondering about.

    Okay.

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    Re: Chinese Food

    Thank you for such a helpful post again.

    By the end of our meal, my protest of being no great devotee of Chinese food was certainly belied by the empty plates before me. What better recommendation for a restaurant, for the next time you dine out.
    Kong Hee Fat Choy!

    Can you please tell me what 'Kong Hee Fat Choy!' means? Also why you've used 'you' before 'dine out' instead of me (Is it for the readers?)? and Why you didn't use a question mark after 'dine out'?

    (Now I know that means Happy New Year; but if you could conclude with the anglicized Chinese for Bon Appétit! if someone in the forum can tell us what it is.)

    I am sorry, I couldn't understand what you want me to do? Sorry!
    Last edited by Mister Nutty; 02-Aug-2008 at 23:38.

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    Re: Chinese Food

    David explained that Kong Hee Fat Choy means Happy New Year.

    If you are going to recommend a restaurant to somebody you would say something like "I'm sure you'll enjoy it". In the sentence "The next time you dine out, try this restaurant" the word "you" refers to the person being spoken to.


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    Re: Chinese Food

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    David explained that Kong Hee Fat Choy means Happy New Year.

    If you are going to recommend a restaurant to somebody you would say something like "I'm sure you'll enjoy it". In the sentence "The next time you dine out, try this restaurant" the word "you" refers to the person being spoken to.

    So you mean the conclusion shouldn't be as David put it? Can you tell me till where I write it, and what do I need to add? I just couldn't get his drift of wishing "Happy New Year". Do I need to replace the Kong Hee Fat Choy with something? If so, what's the supposed to be?


    By the end of our meal, my protest of being no great devotee of Chinese food was certainly belied by the empty plates before me. What better recommendation for a restaurant, for the next time you dine out.
    Kong Hee Fat Choy!

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    Re: Chinese Food

    You could replace it with "Bon appetit" which is French for Good appetite, and often used.

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