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    ........ us nice eatable items

    Today it's your birthday and you must ............. us nice eatable items like costly chocolates or cakes or pizza or any beverage items.

    Please fill up the blank with more suitable words/phrases which can mean "provide/give/offer".
    Also I doubt if the phrase "eatable items" is correct or wrong.

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    Re: ........ us nice eatable items

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Today it's your birthday and you must ............. us nice eatable items like costly chocolates or cakes or pizza or any beverage items.

    Please fill up the blank with more suitable words/phrases which can mean "provide/give/offer".
    Also I doubt if the phrase "eatable items" is correct or wrong.
    'Edible' is a common adjective for 'eatable', but it doesn't improve this sentence much. "Give" is as good as any for the blank.
    Is it a custom where you are to give presents on your birthday? Here we receive them.

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    Re: ........ us nice eatable items

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Today it's your birthday and you must ............. us nice eatable items like costly chocolates or cakes or pizza or any beverage items.

    Please fill up the blank with more suitable words/phrases which can mean "provide/give/offer".
    Also I doubt if the phrase "eatable items" is correct or wrong.
    As Raymott says "give" is as a good a choice as any for the blank, I would suggest "...give us nice things to eat and drink..."


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    Re: ........ us nice eatable items

    Thanks to all. Can I also use "feed" here?

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    Re: ........ us nice eatable items

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thanks to all. Can I also use "feed" here?
    I wouldn't recommend it. We usually "feed" our pets or animals.

    Your sentence really needs a sizeable revamp...........

    Today it's your birthday and you're expected to provide things for us like expensive chocolates, cakes, pizza or (and?) tasty drinks.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: ........ us nice eatable items

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Edible' is a common adjective for 'eatable', but it doesn't improve this sentence much. "Give" is as good as any for the blank.
    Is it a custom where you are to give presents on your birthday? Here we receive them.
    In India it is the custom to treat your friends on your birthday.

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