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    #1

    separate the cake into four pieces

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote:

    My grandmother separated the cake into four pieces for us.


    (I know 'She cut the cake into four pieces ...' is correct.)

    Can we use 'separate' as a substitute for 'cut' (in this case)?

    Thank you.

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    Re: separate the cake into four pieces

    I would not use that. You could use "divided".

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