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    Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    Hi,

    we ate Chinese and Japanese food or we ate Chinese food and Japanese food? Do I have to repeat the word food or is it not necessary? If I repeat it, will the sentence have a different meaning of the one I want?

    Thanks for the help.

    P.S.: Is there a grammatical name for this? In what part of the grammar can I find it?

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    Re: Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    In my opinion it is not necessary to repeat the word food. Repetition is acceptable but does not change the meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    Just say "Asian food."

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    Re: Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    There is a great deal more to Asian food than just Chinese and Japanese.

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    #5

    Re: Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Just say "Asian food."
    In BrE, when people use Asian, they often mean South Asian rather than East Asian, though probably not for food.

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    Re: Chinese and Japanese food or Chinese food and Japanese food?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    There is a great deal more to Asian food than just Chinese and Japanese.
    I'm sure. Yet a place that had Chinese and Japanese and maybe some Thai would be called "Asian."

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