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    #1

    let me see

    —Why, this is nothing but common vegetable soup!
    —_____, madam. It’s our soup of the day.
    A. Let me see B. So it is

    Could I choose answer A in this context?

    What does "Our soup of the day " mean? Does it mean "the soup offered today"?

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    #2

    Re: let me see

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    —Why, this is nothing but common vegetable soup!
    —_____, madam. It’s our soup of the day.
    A. Let me see B. So it is

    Could I choose answer A in this context? It's possible, but B. would be more likely in that situation.

    What does "Our soup of the day " mean? Does it mean "the soup offered today"? Yes. Many restaurants have a standard variety of soups, but some include a special soup for the day.

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    Jason
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    Re: let me see

    In some smaller restaurants and cafés, you will find that there is only one soup on offer each day. The flavour of soup will change from day to day. Each day, it's called "Soup of the Day" - the variety will either be listed on the menu/blackboard or you will need to ask the waiter/waitress "What's the 'Soup of the Day' today?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: let me see

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    —Why, this is nothing but common vegetable soup!
    —_____, madam. It’s our soup of the day.
    A. Let me see B. So it is

    Could I choose answer A in this context?

    What does "Our soup of the day " mean? Does it mean "the soup offered today"?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    The only way A would work is if the waiter didn't know the soup of the day. Highly unlikely.

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    Re: let me see

    Thanks for all of your replies.

    So answer B means "Yes, it is common vegetable soup. And it is our soup on offer for today."

    Is it so?

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    Re: let me see

    It is so.

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    Re: let me see

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The only way A would work is if the waiter didn't know the soup of the day. Highly unlikely.
    Maybe the waiter literally couldn't see what was in the bowl. It's not a good question as it's possible to make a case for both IMO. B is more likely, but A is possible.

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    Re: let me see

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Maybe the waiter literally couldn't see what was in the bowl. It's not a good question as it's possible to make a case for both IMO. B is more likely, but A is possible.
    The waiter didn't need to see what was in the bowl. First, the diner told him. Second, waiters are told about the day's specials at the beginning of their shifts.

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    Re: let me see

    You could argue that there might be more than one vegetable soup available and on seeing it, the waiter realised it was the special. I only said it was possible; I didn't say it was very convincing.

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