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    #1

    eat from last night

    Hi

    Are these sentences correct?
    "I feel sick because I ate something from last night."
    "I feel sick because I ate something from two nights ago."

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    #2

    Re: eat from last night

    not a teacher

    I would say, "I feel sick because of something I ate last night".

    Unless you mean that it was originally served last night, or two nights ago, and you ate it today. Then your examples are possible

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    #3

    Re: eat from last night

    Thanks JMurray, but I want to refer to leftover.

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    #4

    Re: eat from last night

    not a teacher

    I was actually editing my post to include that possibility, just as you were replying.
    As I say, your examples are possible, although in conversation you might normally add a little more information.
    For example: "I feel sick because I ate something left over from last night". It depends on the conversational context.
    We normally call them "leftovers".

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    #5

    Re: eat from last night

    Eating leftovers doesn't necessarily lead to feeling sick. Most leftovers are perfectly edible for at least a couple of days if kept correctly refrigerated. On that basis, I would expect more information, such as "I feel sick. I ate some of last night's leftovers but I think it/they had gone off".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: eat from last night

    Last night's leftovers really didn't agree with me.
    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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    #7

    Re: eat from last night

    I eat leftovers all the time.

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    #8

    Re: eat from last night

    What's your point, Mike?

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    #9

    Re: eat from last night

    My point was that leftovers are not necessarily toxic.

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