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    use of and or

    Which sentence is correct? And what is the difference?

    1. Do you want honey and juice, Teddy?
    I want honey.

    2. Do you want honey or juice, Teddy?
    I want honey.

    A. Do you like fish and rice?
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    A. Do you like fish or rice?
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    Anybody can help?

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    Re: use of and or

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post
    Which sentence is correct? And what is the difference?

    1. Do you want honey and juice, Teddy? Question specifically means "Do you want both of them?"
    I want honey.
    No. I only want honey.

    2. Do you want honey or juice, Teddy? This gives a straight choice between the two.
    I want honey.

    A. Do you like fish and rice? Could be asking "Do you like these two different foods?" or "Do you like these two foods served together?" It's impossible to tell which.
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    A. Do you like fish or rice? Again, gives a straight choice but is an unlikely question. It would be more likely to be "Would you like fish or rice?" as an offer of food.
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    Anybody can Can anybody help?
    See above.

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    Re: use of and or

    Quote: A. Do you like fish and rice? Could be asking "Do you like these two different foods?" or "Do you like these two foods served together?" It's impossible to tell which.
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    A. Do you like fish or rice? Again, gives a straight choice but is an unlikely question. It would be more likely to be "Would you like fish or rice?" as an offer of food.
    I like fish but I don't like rice.

    Hi emsr2d2

    Many thanks!

    The above sentences are quoted from an English Grammar Exercise book.

    "Customer A and B are making an order in a restuarant. What do they like or dislike to eat? Fill in the blank with 'and' 'or' or' but'.

    Waiter: Do you like fish and rice?
    Customer A: I like fish but I don't like rice

    Does it make sense if we are talking about of "like or dislike to eat?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: use of and or

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post
    Anybody can help?
    Can anyone help?

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    Re: use of and or

    Quote Originally Posted by bh1234 View Post

    Hi emsr2d2

    Many thanks!

    The above sentences are quoted from an English Grammar Exercise book.

    "Customer A and B are making an order in a restuarant. What do they like or dislike to eat? Fill in the blank with 'and' 'or' or' but'.

    Waiter: Do you like fish and rice?
    Customer A: I like fish but I don't like rice

    Does it make sense if we are talking about of "like or dislike to eat?

    Thanks again!
    As usual, questions from grammar books don't always reflect what might happen in real life. I wouldn't expect a waiter to ask "Do you like fish and rice?" If you ask a waiter for a recommendation from the menu, he might say "Do you like fish?" and if you say "Yes" he might then go on to tell you the best dish from the fish menu. With that example, it would have been better as:

    Waiter: Do you like fish or rice?
    Customer A: I like fish but I don't like rice.

    It's a slightly odd question, to be honest. Again, a waiter is more likely to say "Do you prefer fish or rice?" or simply "Do you like fish?" or "Do you like rice?"

    I assume that the gap you had to complete in the question was between the words "fish" and "rice". Is that correct?

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    Re: use of and or

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As usual, questions from grammar books don't always reflect what might happen in real life. I wouldn't expect a waiter to ask "Do you like fish and rice?" If you ask a waiter for a recommendation from the menu, he might say "Do you like fish?" and if you say "Yes" he might then go on to tell you the best dish from the fish menu. With that example, it would have been better as:

    Waiter: Do you like fish or rice?
    Customer A: I like fish but I don't like rice.

    It's a slightly odd question, to be honest. Again, a waiter is more likely to say "Do you prefer fish or rice?" or simply "Do you like fish?" or "Do you like rice?"

    I assume that the gap you had to complete in the question was between the words "fish" and "rice". Is that correct?
    Hi emsr2d2

    Yes, you are right. The answer is " Do you like fish and rice " as stated in the grammar books .My kid had filled in the blank with "or" when he did the exercise.

    Thanks again!





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