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    Unhappy milk has expired!

    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!

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    Re: milk has expired!

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    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. <- This one.
    3)The milk is expired.

    And is it possible to subsitute "off" for "stale"? Yes, stale milk is "off".
    or "rotten" for "stale"? Not for milk. Use 'rotten' for meat, fruit and vegetables.

    Many thanks in advance!
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    Re: milk has expired!

    "Stale" doesn't seem the right word to me. Expired milk is spoiled. It's not unpleasant to eat, it's dangerous.

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    Re: milk has expired!

    Milk turns sour.

    When it's going off, we say it's on the turn at our house.

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    Smile Re: milk has expired!

    Thank you so much♪♪

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    #6

    Re: milk has expired!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Stale" doesn't seem the right word to me. Expired milk is spoiled. It's not unpleasant to eat, it's dangerous.
    There is a difference between spoiled milk and soured/sour milk (does it mean the same as "stale"?). There may be ambiguities in this terminology, but here in my country sour milk is quite widely used. It has to be made from fresh milk though, otherwise it spoils instead of souring nicely, which makes it rather difficult to produce palatable sour milk, since most milk is sold at least pasteurized nowadays. Cold sour milk is delicious with hot potatoes.

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    Re: milk has expired!

    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).

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    Re: milk has expired!

    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.

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    #9

    Re: milk has expired!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    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.
    What I called sour milk does look like yoghurt after you mix it, but not everybody does it. It's most similar to kefir I'd say.

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    Last edited by birdeen's call; 12-Feb-2011 at 01:12.

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    Re: milk has expired!

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    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).
    Yes, technically that's right. But we generally don't used 'expired' as an adjective for milk.
    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.

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