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    "eggless" and "eggfree"

    Hello,

    „eggless“ (about 26 900 000 results on Google) and „eggfree“ (about 621 000 results on Google) – does it make a difference in meaning? Has one of these expressions been introduced later or is there a difference between, say American and British English? Which one of these expressions sounds more „natural“ or „better“?

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    David

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    Re: "eggless" and "eggfree"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Czech View Post
    Hello,

    „eggless“ (about 26 900 000 results on Google) and „eggfree“ (about 621 000 results on Google) – does it make a difference in meaning? Has one of these expressions been introduced later or is there a difference between, say American and British English? Which one of these expressions sounds more „natural“ or „better“?

    Thanks

    David
    Are you referring to diets, recipes, or something else?

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    Re: "eggless" and "eggfree"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Are you referring to diets, recipes, or something else?
    Hello,
    exactly: I am referring to „eggfree“ us used about cakes, pancakes, donuts, brownies, bread rolls, salads, recipies and recipy books for all of these, about recipies for allergy sufferers, „eggless“…
    And (much more frequent) „eggless“, actually, seems to be used in almost the same way, although it is perhaps not so strongly collocated with the dietary aspect of the issue.
    On this website they use apparently both expressions as synonyms: Only Eggless Cakes / Eggfree Cakes
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    David

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    Re: "eggless" and "eggfree"

    I would use "egg-free" as would most of the egg-free products in the health food store where I work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "eggless" and "eggfree"

    Quote Originally Posted by David Czech View Post
    Hello,

    „eggless“ (about 26 900 000 results on Google) and „eggfree“ (about 621 000 results on Google) – does it make a difference in meaning? Has one of these expressions been introduced later or is there a difference between, say American and British English? Which one of these expressions sounds more „natural“ or „better“?

    Thanks

    David
    By the way, I get 3,400,000 hits on Google for "eggless". If one spells "egg-free" or "egg free" correctly, the hits go from 2,300,000 (for eggfree) to 274,000,000 for the correct spelling. It appears that "egg-free" is far more common.

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