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  1. Member
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      • Tagalog
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      • Philippines
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    • Join Date: Apr 2016
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    #1

    I'm reserving it for you. If I drink one carton, you'd have one less carton to drink.



    Child: Why are you not drinking? Don't you like juice?

    Parent: I'm reserving it for you. If I drink one carton, you'd have one less carton to drink. And say there is only one carton left. If I drink one now, you won't have any more left to drink tomorrow.

    Is reserving the correct word? Do you call it a carton or a box, or something else? Is you won't have any more left to drink tomorrow correct and natural?
    Not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: I'm reserving it for you. If I drink one carton, you'd have one less carton to dr

    Say I'm saving it for you. "Carton" is okay, but "box" is probably more common for those little juice boxes.
    I am not a teacher.

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