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    #1

    Whole= in one piece

    Hi! Can I say "I need them whole" to mean "I need them in one piece"?

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    Re: Whole= in one piece

    Hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    In the right context - yes. It might depend on what them ​refers to and whether them can be described as whole.

    Cheers

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    Re: Whole= in one piece

    Yes, one might say that about chickens or fish, for example.

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    Re: Whole= in one piece

    It would work with things like nuts. We can buy, for example, whole cashews or cashew pieces. Pecans come whole or halved. Sesame seeds come whole or dehulled.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Whole= in one piece

    Hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker,

    I find it intriguing that most of the given examples are culinary related. I myself first thought of mushrooms, garlic cloves, onions, but couldn't came up with anything else; can anybody think out of the kitchen box ?

    Cheers.

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    #6

    Re: Whole= in one piece

    I think it's hard to think of things that are NOT food that are both useful intact and useful in pieces.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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