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    how many people will be served with this fish?

    Dear teachers,

    My friend, Bob and I were shopping in ABC supermarket.
    Bob wanted to have a big fish for his family's dinner,
    and asked me for some suggestion.
    I asked him:
    "How many people will be served with the big fish?
    Three or four people?"


    But Bob seemed not understand my question.
    I am not sure if there were any grammatical mistakes in my question in red.

    Could you help me please, teachers?

    Thanks

    Kitty

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    Re: how many people will be served with this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    My friend, Bob and I were shopping in ABC supermarket.
    Bob wanted to have a big fish for his family's dinner,
    and asked me for some suggestion.
    I asked him:
    "How many people will be served with the big fish?
    Three or four people?"


    But Bob seemed not understand my question.
    I am not sure if there were any grammatical mistakes in my question in red.

    Could you help me please, teachers?

    Thanks

    Kitty
    It's OK. I would probably say "How many (people) are there for dinner? " or "How many people will be eating fish?"

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    Re: how many people will be served with this fish?

    How many people will this fish serve? Or how many servings can you get out of this fish?

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    Re: how many people will be served with this fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    How many people will this fish serve? Or how many servings can you get out of this fish?
    How many servings can you get out of this fish?
    Is it only used in the US?

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