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When I opened the fridge.
I found that the milk is stale.
In that case, could you please tell me which is more natural?
1）The milk expired.
2）The milk has expired.
3)The milk is expired.
And is it possible to subsitute "off" for "stale"?
or "rotten" for "stale"?
Many thanks in advance!
"Stale" doesn't seem the right word to me. Expired milk is spoiled. It's not unpleasant to eat, it's dangerous.
Milk turns sour.
When it's going off, we say it's on the turn at our house.
Thank you so much♪♪
Raymott, I sometimes use past participle as an adjective, for example I say "he is educated". What about "milk is expired"? What's your opinion in details? (I just addressed Raymott because he answered the main question; Others are welcomed to answer).
We have something called sour cream which people use on mashed or baked potatoes. It's not liquid, but more like a yogurt in consistency.
Last edited by birdeen's call; 12-Feb-2011 at 01:12.
Supermarkets might: "Take the expired milk off the shelves."
Also technically, expired milk is not necessarily off; it's just past the expiry date printed on the bottle.
The question was "Which is the most natural?" So, my answer doesn't preclude "The milk is expired" from being a correct sentence.