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    #1

    A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    Hello.

    Is the sentence in the title OK?
    I thought it would be better to say,
    "There are a lot of delicious dishes in Japan."
    or
    "We[They] have a lot of delicious dishes in Japan."
    or
    "Japan has a lot of delicious dishes."

    Thank you in advance,

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    #2

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    You are right: they are all better than the sentence in the thread title.

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    #3

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    The title evokes an image of plates of tasty food scattered about. While I enjoyed a lot of delicious food in Japan, I usually had to look for it in a restaurant, a food stand, or my hosts' home.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    Why, are the the delicious dishes on vacation?

    I guess the bland dishes had to stay home and work.
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    #5

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    There are a lot of delicious dishes in Japan.
    A lot of Japanese dishes are delicious.

    Both of those are possible and natural but be aware that they don't necessarily have the same meaning. "A dish in Japan" isn't necessarily "a Japanese dish".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    That means people can find delicious foods everywhere, not only in restaurants, right?
    Funny.

    Thank you.

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    #7

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    Does this mean the sentence gives an image that a lot of delicious dishes have come from other countries and are staying here in Japan?

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    #8

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    Yes, it could. It does.

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    #9

    Re: A lot of delicious dishes are in Japan.

    Quote Originally Posted by shikemoku View Post
    Is the sentence in the title OK?
    I can't imagine a native speaker using it.

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