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    #1

    can foods come to an end?

    I'm going to ask you this. Can I use the expression "to come to an end" in terms of food? Or is it more like the expression that is used for time-related things?

    "All the food in the fridge came to an end."?
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    Re: can foods come to an end?

    Everything comes to an end.

    But, in this case, saying the food expired or went bad would be the more natural way to put it.

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    Re: can foods come to an end?

    The food in the fridge went off = the food became mouldy/rotten
    The food in the fridge went bad = the food became mouldy/rotten
    The food in the fridge has passed/is past its use-by date - all food is stamped with a date after which it is considered dangerous to your health if you eat it.

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    Re: can foods come to an end?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The food in the fridge went off = the food became mouldy/rotten
    The food in the fridge went bad = the food became mouldy/rotten
    The food in the fridge has passed/is past its use-by date - all food is stamped with a date after which it is considered dangerous to your health if you eat it.
    I meant as If I had gone through all my food.

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    Re: can foods come to an end?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I meant as If I had gone through all my food.
    All my food is gone.
    I've run out of food.
    There's no more food in my fridge.
    I've eaten everything in the fridge/house.

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    Re: can foods come to an end?

    ostap, I'll save you the bother of asking, 'but can I say ""All the food in the fridge came to an end."?'

    Yes, you probably can, but most native speakers wouldn't. They'd use one of emsr2d2's suggestions, or your own, "I have gone through all my food".

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