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    Taste?

    Hi,

    P1: Hey do you want some icecream
    P2: Nah, i'm fine
    P1: C'mon just take a taste from me

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    P1: Hey do you want some icecream
    P2: Nah, i'm fine
    P1: C'mon just take a taste from me

    Thanks
    What's your question?

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    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What's your question?

    Can you say taste? does it make sense to a native

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    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Can you say taste? does it make sense to a native
    Yes, you can use taste. I'd say "come on, have a taste"

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    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you can use taste. I'd say "come on, have a taste"
    Thank you

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    #6

    Re: Taste?

    Come on, just have a little taste!
    Go on, have a taste.
    Have a taste of mine.

    I think "Have a taste from me" sounds (a little) like you're suggesting that the other person actually shares the ice cream that is already in your mouth!!!

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    #7

    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Come on, just have a little taste!
    Go on, have a taste.
    Have a taste of mine.

    I think "Have a taste from me" sounds (a little) like you're suggesting that the other person actually shares the ice cream that is already in your mouth!!!
    I agree completely.

    Have a little taste. Have a taste of mine. Try a taste. But not "Have a taste from me."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    P1: Hey, do you want some ice-cream?
    P2: Nah, I'm fine.
    P1: C'mon. . . just have a taste with me.

    Thanks
    Take care with your punctuation and always capitalise I.

    Rover

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    #9

    Re: Taste?

    When we use "have a" ...?

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    #10

    Re: Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    When we use "have a" ...?
    "Have a taste" is a bit more BrE, although some American speakers will use it. However, it's more common in AmE to say "Take a little taste" or "Try a taste". (Which is then usually followed by "Oh, c'mon, just a little taste....it's really good, you have to try it....." by some folks who refuse to take 'no' for an answer when it comes to sharing food.)

    (Speaking of tasting and sharing food, my own Mother used to let Sparky the cat lick her ice cream cone, but she wouldn't eat off of the same fork as me if I offered her a taste of my food. Me, her own first-born child. )

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