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    cook or cook food


    I know how to cook food.

    Is the use of "food" correct in the above sentence?

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    Re: cook or cook food

    We don't normally use it.

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    Re: cook or cook food

    It's grammatically correct, but since the word "cook" usually implies food, it's not necessary.

    If you need to stress that what you're cooking is food, as opposed to something else (like crystal meth!), then you can add "food" to the sentence.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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