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    #1

    "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"


    I am not satisfied with this sentence since the pronoun you is repeated in the second part and from my point of view it needs to be taken out.

    I would say- do you like to eat or to drink coffee?
    Which one is better, please?

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    #2

    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Hello Odessa,

    Is the speaker offering something or just curious about what the listener likes?

    In case of an offer, use "would" instead of "do"

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    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Hello Odessa,

    Is the speaker offering something or just curious about what the listener likes?

    In case of an offer, use "would" instead of "do"
    Grateful!

    Neither. A Professor of Linguistics wrote that sentence on the board in the classroom while we were discussing compound and complex sentences.

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    #4

    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    It's a very odd sentence. However it's phrased, the two options are not mutually exclusive. You may want to do both.

    'Would you like to eat or drink coffee?'

    'Do you like to eat when you get up or do you prefer to drink coffee?'

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    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"


    I am not satisfied with this sentence since the pronoun you is repeated in the second part and from my point of view it needs to be taken out.

    I would say- do you like to eat or to drink coffee?
    Which one is better, please?
    It seems to suggest that one option is to eat coffee.

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    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It seems to suggest that one option is to eat coffee.
    It reminds me of the old example of poor question construction: "Do you walk to work or do you bring your lunch?"

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    #7

    Re: "Do you like to eat, or you like to drink coffee?"

    However, it is the kind of thing we use in speech.

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