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    with french fries or and french fries

    If I order a hamburger and french fires as a side, should I say "I'll have a hamburger with fires" or "I'll have a hamburger and french fries"?

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    Re: with french fries or and french fries

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If I order a hamburger and french fires as a side, should I say "I'll have a hamburger with fires" or "I'll have a hamburger and french fries"?
    It doesn't matter which you use.

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    Re: with french fries or and french fries

    In the US "fries" is a common abbreviation for "french fries" and any server will immediately understand what you want whether you order a "burger and fries" or "a hamburger with french fries" or "a burger with fries" or any combination of the above. (In fact, it is customary at many fast food restaurants to be asked "do you want fries with that?" if you order just a hamburger.)
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    Re: with french fries or and french fries

    Actually at most fast food places they have the available meals numbered, so you just have to ask for a #5 meal or #5 combo. A "combo" or "meal" includes fries and a drink.

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    Re: with french fries or and french fries

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Actually at most fast food places they have the available meals numbered, so you just have to ask for a #5 meal or #5 combo. A "combo" or "meal" includes fries and a drink.
    Would there be a difference in meaning between a meal and a combo?

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    Re: with french fries or and french fries

    Not in the context of a fast-food restaurant, no.
    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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