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    I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    I ate the food now which was made in the morning.
    Can we write it as:
    1.I ate the food now which has been made since morning.
    2. I ate the food now which was made since morning.
    Please explain me the mistakes.

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    The past tense 'ate' and the word 'now' don't go well together, and you don't make food.

    'I am eating the sandwiches (which/that) I made this morning.'

    'I ate the salad (which/that) I prepared this morning.'

    I have put 'which/that' in brackets because they are optional. I would not use them.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Mar-2014 at 10:26. Reason: tiny typo

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    I agree entirely about "ate" and "now". However, "make" and "food" go perfectly well together for me (BrE).

    When are we making the food for the picnic?
    I've started making the food for the gala dinner.
    I made this food this morning but I didn't eat it till 10pm.
    I made sandwiches.
    Are you making a lasagna?
    Are you sure they'll eat all the food you've made?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Thanx.
    Yes they will eat all the food. My main confusion here was with the usage of since whether I have used it in the correct way or not. Can we use here 'since' and how can we form the sentence with its help?

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Thanx. Thanks.
    Yes they will eat all the food. My main confusion here was with the usage of "since" and whether I have used it in the correct way or not. Can we use here 'since' here and how can we form the sentence with its help?
    My question about them eating all the food was not a question directed at you, it was an example of how to use "make" and "food" together!

    I can't make a grammatical sentence for your context involving the word "since".

    The food was made this morning. I am eating it later in the day.

    Those facts together do not lead to a reasonable sentence involving the word "since". I could make a very convoluted one with something like "It is 2pm and it's 6 hours since this food was made. I am only just getting round to eating it now". The reader/listener would have to work out that the food was made in the morning purely from the information that the food was made six hours before 2pm (ie 8am).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6
    Thanks for the reply. It means the sentences made by me here were all incorrect.

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Thanks for the reply. It means the sentences made by me here were all incorrect.
    Yes, both of your revised sentences were incorrect and so was the original sentence "I ate the food now which was made in the morning".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Thanx.
    Yes they will eat all the food. My main confusion here was with the usage of since whether I have used it in the correct way or not. Can we use here 'since' and how can we form the sentence with its help?
    I AM NOT A TEACHER

    "I have been eating the food since it was made this morning"

    The meaning is unreasonable.

    Is it correct in grammar?
    Last edited by bigC; 03-Mar-2014 at 12:44. Reason: "I am not a teacher"added

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    Re: I ate the food now which was made in the morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    "I have been eating the food since it was made this morning"

    The meaning is unreasonable.

    Is it correct in grammar?
    "I have been eating the food (ever) since it was made this morning" is a possible English sentence, though I'd probably use 'prepared/cooked' rather than 'made'.

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    If ate and now cannot be used together then how can we mention if one has to say that he ate the food at the present time? Do we have to say "I ate the food just now"?

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