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    NBC shows

    "NBC serves up a wide range of movies and talk shows." ?? Can we say in this context?

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    #2

    Re: NBC shows

    You haven't given any context.

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "NBC serves up a wide range of movies and talk shows." ?? Can we say in this context?
    This is frequently heard in the US. Are you quoting an ad for NBC?

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "NBC serves up a wide range of movies and talk shows." ?? Can we say in this context?
    This sounds good to me

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    This is frequently heard in the US. Are you quoting an ad for NBC?
    No. I made it up. I wanted to check if it's possible to use it this way. I looked up a defenition in a dictionary that read "to provide information or entertainment for people."

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You haven't given any context.
    I was tryind to check the use of a defenition in a sentence.

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    No. I made it up. I wanted to check if it's possible to use it this way. I looked up a defenition in a dictionary that read "to provide information or entertainment for people."
    To use what? A definition of what?
    You can't just write a sentence and ask, "Is it OK to use it this way", unless you say what 'it' is.

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    To use what? A definition of what?
    You can't just write a sentence and ask, "Is it OK to use it this way", unless you say what 'it' is.
    "serve up someting"=to provide information or entertainment for people, especially television or radio programmes.

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    Re: NBC shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "serve up someting"=to provide information or entertainment for people, especially television or radio programmes.
    OK, now it is clear.
    Yes, it's all right, but it sounds a bit derogatory to my Australian ears.
    "I don't bother watching the crap that NBC serves up." That's how I'd use the term, but American usage might be different.

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    Re: NBC shows

    Raymott, would "serves" without "up" sound neutral to you?

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