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We were offered a constant AMOUNT/Supply of snacks at the reception.
We watched the birds PECKING/eating/feeding/nibbling on the nuts we had put out for them.
Doctors are concerned that people are CONSUMING/taking/devouring too much salt last these days.
Although we tried some interesting dishes when we were on holiday, i found myself CRAVING/pleading/dreaming/starving for my moyher cooking.
Scurvy is a desease that is caused by LACK/weakness/shortage/flaw of vitamin c.
it was such a hot summer that ice-cream vendors fount it hard to keep up with CHARGE/demand/request/appeal.
++ This is a widespead practice documneted as ......... back as 4500 years ago.
Last edited by Christin93; 08-Jan-2011 at 15:35.
Consuming too much salt. Medical experts often talk of our consumption, especially when it refers to a specific item, like salt or fat. If it was just about overeating, then "people are eating too much" would work best. But it's about a particular thing, salt, so "consuming" is the best choice.
Also it is "I found myself craving my mother's cooking," not "craving for my mother's cooking."
I would agree with your first paragraph - I simply didn't notice the specific reference to salt.
However, in the case of the second paragrapg, as a Brit NES, I would definitely use the term "craving for", as per the following reference:
Craving - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Examples of CRAVING
- I had a sudden craving for french fries, so I pulled into the nearest fast-food restaurant.
- <a pregnant woman with a craving for pickles>
Maybe it's one of those differences between US and "Brit-speak"
As a noun, I would say "I had a craving for my mother's cooking." But, as a verb, "I found myself craving my mother's food."