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  1. B45
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    Can you say this: Do you want Pizza or we could have burgers. They have that/it her

    Can you say this:

    Do you want Pizza or we could have burgers. They have that/it here too.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Can you say this: Do you want Pizza or we could have burgers. They have that/it

    Your first sentence should actually be two different sentences, due to the different verb tenses. "Do you want pizza? Or we could have burgers...." And while a lot of AmE speakers would blurt it out pretty much as you originally posted it (for example, an exhausted mother trying to please a group of children at a restaurant as quickly and simply as possible): "OK, do you want pizza....or we could have burgers....that have that here, too." But such phrasing is not grammatically correct. If you were to say it to a native speaker, they would understand you, but you would not pass a written exam using that phrasing.

    Properly written, the conversation should read: "Do you want pizza? Or would you like a burger? They have both here." Or "We could have burgers - they have those here, too."

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