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    delicious pizza

    1 Your pizza looks and smells so delicious/tasty. Could I please taste a slice (of it)?

    2 Your pizza is looking and smelling so delicious/tasty. Could I please test a slice (of it)?


    Are they both correct and can "test" or "taste" be replaced with "check" or "check out"?

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    #2

    Re: delicious pizza

    I don't know how you test a pizza other than eating it. Perhaps:

    That pizza looks good to me. Could I have a slice?

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    #3

    Re: delicious pizza

    Yes, I mean testing by eating.

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    #4

    Re: delicious pizza

    Sentence 2 isn't really natural unless some context justifies the continuous tense.
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    #5

    Re: delicious pizza

    The second one just doesn't sound at all natural. In addition the unnaturalness of the continuous tense, 'test' sounds unnatural as well.

    'Test' sounds very clinical - is there something wrong with the pizza that you need to test for poison or bacteria? It's at odds with the prior comments about how good the pizza looks and smells.

    We of course do refer to 'taste tests', but even that is referring to an analytical process, and you have to compare multiple sources, not just one sample from one product.
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    Re: delicious pizza

    The only verb I'd use there is "try".

    Can I try a slice?
    Can I try a piece?
    Can I try some?
    Can I try it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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