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    Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    1. Can I get a hot dog with no tomatoes please?
    2. Can I get a hot dog without tomatoes please?
    3. Can I get a hot dog, which has no tomatoes please?
    4. Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?


    Could you please correct the sentences above?

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    #2

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    All are grammatical except for 4.
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    #3

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Do they serve hot dogs with tomatoes where you live?
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    #4

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Number 3 is grammatical but makes no sense.
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    #5

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    To be grammatical, they need a comma before 'please'.

    Only 1 and 2 (with commas) are acceptable to me.

    You'll hear American English-speakers say 'Can I get ...' when ordering something from a vendor, or in this case, your mom, who probably likes to put tomatoes on hot dogs for you, as they're not a traditional ingredient.

    In British English, we're more likely to ask 'Can I have ...'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Jun-2019 at 07:45.

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    #6

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Hot dogs usually come with the option of tomato ketchup (I think that might be "catsup" in AmE) but I've never seen one offered with tomatoes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    In British English, we're more likely to ask 'Can I have ...'
    Since my daughter moved to Manchester, she has started saying 'Can I get ...' . It seems to be common in that part of the world.
    Last edited by Piscean; 15-Jun-2019 at 10:55.

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    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Since my daughter .mved to Manchester, she has started saying 'Can I get ...' . It seems to be common in that part of the world.
    It's common in British English generally nowadays.

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    #9

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    Okay, as a public service and to set the record straight, a proper hotdog is served with yellow mustard and onions only. If you are under the age of eight, you are permitted to eat yours with ketchup, as long as you don't let anyone see you...

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    #10

    Re: Can I get a hot dog, which no tomatoes please?

    I love hotdogs with tomatoes, and pizza with pineapple. I see nothing wrong about eating yoghurt with a sausage either.

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