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    The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it has

    The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it has.

    My teacher said that "grease" is wrong, and it should be "fat". However, my American friend said that he would use "grease" in this sentence. Could anyone tell me which word is really correct here? Is it hard for average native speakers to distinguish between "grease" and "fat"? Thanks!

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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    Grease is more colloquial and not appropriate here. I'd choose fat. Now you're faced with saying fat and saturated fat, which does not make sense as the first includes the second. You could write the more saturated and unsaturated fat or the more fat it has, including saturated fat.
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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    "Fat" as in total fat, and then "saturated fat" to denote a particularly "bad" kind of fat is the way that food labels read. So it doesn't seem that odd to me to speak of the two, even though the one is a subset of the other.

    As for colloquial use, yes foods are sometimes referred to as "greasy," but when speaking of nutritional matters it is normal to talk about "fat." One might ask "how much fat is in these cookies," (and hear something like "12 grams"), but one wouldn't ask how much "grease" was in some sort of food.

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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    "The more tender and juicier ​..." doesn't work. The word "more" is taken to apply to both the following adjectives so you end up with "more juicier" which is incorrect. Use "The more tender and juicy ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    I wouldn't use grease for good quality meat- it is associated with poor quality food and car mechanics to me.

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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "The more tender and juicier ​..." doesn't work. The word "more" is taken to apply to both the following adjectives so you end up with "more juicier" which is incorrect. Use "The more tender and juicy ...".
    How about this one?
    The more tender and the juicier the meat is, the more fat and saturated fat it has.
    It is because:
    tender-more tender-most tender
    juicy-juicier-juiciest

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    Re: The more tender and juicier the meat is, the more grease/fat and saturated fat it

    Saturated fat is a type of the larger category of fats. The phrase fat and saturated fat reads like an editing error.
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