Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: contain

  1. Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 913
    #1

    contain

    I made a sentence as follow:

    This hot chicken soul is contained chicken, water, and salt.

    Can I use "contained" word here correctly?

  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 25,706
    #2

    Re: contain

    No. (I expect you mean 'soup'.)

    This hot chicken soup contains chicken, water and salt.

  3. Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 913
    #3

    Re: contain

    Thanks and do the correction for me.
    My question is "is contained" passive sentence.
    Why will you change it to sample sentence?

  4. Piscean's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Jul 2015
    • Posts: 11,783
    #4

    Re: contain

    It is the chicken, water and salt that 'are contained' in the soup, though we would never put it that way.

  5. Key Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 3,656
    #5

    Re: contain

    The hot chicken soup is cooked with chicken, water and salt.
    I don't think it is necessary to mention "water" as an ingredient. Do you mean "hot" from ingredients like chilli, pepper or spices? In which case, the ingredients should be mentioned.
    I am not a teacher.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •