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    #1

    eat from the buffect

    When you eat out, do you usually eat from the buffet?

    The above sentence is copied from a book. Is 'eat from the buffet' natural? Why do they use 'eat from'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: eat from the buffect

    A buffet is a large table filled with food and you usually go up to it with a plate and help yourself to food "from the buffet [table]", then take it back to your table to eat (or eat it standing up at a party!)

    "To eat from the buffet" is perfectly acceptable.

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