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    tasty or tasteful

    "Cocoa Powder - Rich and Tasteful" sounds wrong. I think it should be "tasty" - but can you explain why grammatically?
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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    I would normally use "tasty", but "tasteful" has been used as a synonym.

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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would normally use "tasty", but "tasteful" has been used as a synonym.
    I've never heard it.

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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    I would not use it as a synonym for tasty. I have noticed recently that some foods and drinks are labelled "flavourful". I don't like that either.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    If it means anything in relation to food, "tasteful" would simply mean that it has a lot of taste.
    Something that is "tasty" has a good taste.

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    #7

    Re: tasty or tasteful

    "Tasteful" to me does not mean "full of taste" but rather "in good taste" so only "tasty" fits this context.

    It's not a grammatical reason; it's a semantic one. Any adjective could be used grammaticallly.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Mar-2015 at 15:28. Reason: Fixing typo.
    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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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    Well, they say it's a rare use of the word, Mike. I would say very rare.

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    Re: tasty or tasteful

    But it is used. As I said before, it would not be my choice.

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