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    My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    My favourite foods are sushi and pasta.

    Which is the correct sentence?

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    Re: My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    The second is correct. Why did you italicise "sushi"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    The first would only be correct if you ate sushi and pasta together as a single dish.

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    Re: My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first would only be correct if you ate sushi and pasta together as a single dish.
    And if that's the case, you would start with "My favourite dish" or "My favourite meal", not "My favourite food".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second is correct. Why did you italicise "sushi"?
    I thought "sushi" was not an English word.

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    Re: My favourite food is sushi and pasta.

    It's not originally an English word but it is an adopted word so almost everybody knows what it is (we don't translate it) so it can just be written normally. Note that "pasta" is an Italian word - on the basis of your reasons for italicising "sushi", you should have italicised "pasta" too. However, there was no need to italicise either.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Nov-2017 at 12:36.
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