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    salmon which was done not once but six ways

    Can anyone help me please to find out the meaning of this sentence? It refers to a person who enjoyed food in a restaurant.

    "I enjoyed their banquet of salmon which was done not once but six ways."

    Does it mean that the banquet the salmon was cooked in six different ways and there were six different types of cooked salmon?

    Thanks

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Yovo View Post
    Can anyone help me please to find out the meaning of this sentence? It refers to a person who enjoyed food in a restaurant.

    "I enjoyed their banquet of salmon, which was done not one but six ways."

    Does it mean that the banquet the salmon was cooked in six different ways (yes) and there were six different types of cooked salmon (no)?

    Thanks.
    The sentences says it was cooked six ways. It does not say there were six kinds of salmon.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    I assume there were six different dishes.

    It's not uncommon to say something like "two different types of chicken" to mean "two different types of chicken dishes" ("chicken prepared two ways").

    It would not make me think two different breeds of chicken. It would not have made met think six different breeds of salmon.

    However, for complete clarity, add the word "dishes" - six different types of salmon dishes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    It may not even be cooked (sashimi, cold-smoked, marinated).

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