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    In different cities in England, you will be spoilt for choice, with the cuisine of every nationality on offer.
    Please what is the meaning of underlined? can you tell me the meaning another way?
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    Re: spoilt

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    In different cities in England, you will be spoilt for choice, with the cuisine of every nationality on offer.
    Please what is the meaning of underlined? can you tell me the meaning another way?
    Thanks you.
    Have a look at this definition of "spoil", and see if it helps you to understand.spoil verb (TREAT WELL) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: spoilt

    Thanks bhaisahab. But I can't understand it. I don't know why. can you paraphrase it or say it another way?

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    Re: spoilt

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    "English cities offer a wide selection of cuisine from many different nations."

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    Re: spoilt

    Thanks everybody.
    But what is the exact meaning of the underlined selection?

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    Re: spoilt

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Thanks everybody.
    But what is the exact meaning of the underlined selection?
    Do you understand "choice"?

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    Re: spoilt

    [QUOTE=English4everyone;831510]In different cities in England, you will be spoilt for choice, with the cuisine of every nationality on offer.


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    (1) I did some googling and discovered that some people (such as I) prefer

    "spoiled by choice."

    (2) As the other posters explained, it is an elegant way to say:

    There are so many choices that it is impossible to choose which one you want.

    (3) For example, in some countries, people do not have many choices when they

    go to the market. Maybe there are 2 brands of toothpaste. But in some other

    countries, when you want to buy toothpaste, there may be 25 brands, sizes, and

    flavors. You are spoiled by choice.

    (4) Of course, I shall not name the country, but this is a true story:

    In the 1980's, thousands of people from country X came to the United States to

    live. When they visited an American supermarket for the first time they cried.

    They could not believe the choice and the huge (super big) amount of food. (In

    their country, they were accustomed to waiting in line for hours and then finding

    almost nothing inside the market when they finally entered.)

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