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    Do these two equally sound natural?

    She likes to visit famous places and eat food recommended in the guidebooks she has.
    She likes to visit famous places and eat foods recommended in the guidebooks she has.
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    Re: food

    Neither is natural. You don't vist food.

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    Re: food

    Oops! Sorry. I deleted 'eat' by mistake (You knew that, didn't you?)

    Now, are these two equally natural?

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    Re: food

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Sorry. I deleted 'eat' by mistake (You knew that, didn't you?)
    How could you think such a thing?
    She likes to visit famous places and eat food recommended in the guidebooks she has.
    She likes to visit famous places and eat foods recommended in the guidebooks she has.


    Both of them are acceptable, but neither of them sounds completely natural to me. If you are referring to food consumed in a restaurant, then I would use (local) dishes rather than food(s). That's just my opinion; others may disagree.

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    Re: food

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    How could you think such a thing?
    Because I thought you were a man of logics. In order to make sense, 'eat' is necessary; normally nobody would say such a thing.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Oh, now I see. I thought your question 'How could you think such a thing? was about my (You knew that, didn't you?) part, but it was about my deletion, right?

    Simply by mistake, during the process of editing. I pasted the second one and made the food plural, not realizing that I deleted 'eat'.
    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Oh, now I see. I thought your question 'How could you think such a thing? was about my (You knew that, didn't you?)
    It was. I was playing the mock innocent.

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    Re: food

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    If you are referring to food consumed in a restaurant, then I would use (local) dishes rather than food(s). That's just my opinion; others may disagree.
    I'd do the same, but of the two original sentences I'd use the first if I had to choose.

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