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    want some carrots

    Hi.

    I went to a restaurant to have lunch with some students. We ordered many small portions of dishes. One of it was a plate of carrots which were chopped into pieces, like this. And I asked my student Alice if she wanted to eat some because the dish was close to me and far away from her. I held the dish to her and said:

    Do you want some carrots?

    Is my question natural?

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    Re: want some carrots

    The link goes to a page with many, many images. You would need to be more specific.

    The answer rather depends on how small the pieces are. If they are big pieces that could be eaten with the fingers, they are still countable as in your example. If they are finely shredded or chopped so they must be eaten with some utensil(s), then they become uncountable as in: Would you like some carrot?

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    Re: want some carrots

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    The link goes to a page with many, many images. You would need to be more specific.

    The answer rather depends on how small the pieces are. If they are big pieces that could be eaten with the fingers, they are still countable as in your example. If they are finely shredded or chopped so they must be eaten with some utensil(s), then they become uncountable as in: Would you like some carrot?
    Hello, JK. Thank you so much. Yes, because I can't use Google right now, I have to give Baidu links. And I mean one of those pictures. As you can see, all the pictures are the same. Carrots were chopped into small pieces in lozenge shapes.

    When I was asking Alice, we needed to use chopsticks to eat those small pieces. They were not big enough for hands but for chopsticks because it was served in a small plate.

    Anyway, thank you so much for your input!

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    Re: want some carrots

    Yes, it's a shame. When I first came to China, you could reach Google, but they had a squabble and now Google is blocked. More recently, Wikipedia has also been blocked. Anyway, you're welcome.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jun-2019 at 13:47. Reason: fixing typo

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    Re: want some carrots

    Do you want some carrots?

    Is my question natural?
    Yes.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jun-2019 at 15:06. Reason: adding presumed question

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    Re: want some carrots

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    I went to a restaurant to have lunch with some students. We ordered many small portions of dishes. One of them was a plate of carrots which were chopped into pieces, like this. And I asked my student Alice if she wanted to eat some because the dish was close to me and far away from her. I held the dish to her and said:

    Do you want some carrots?

    Is my question natural?
    Sure.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: want some carrots

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is my question natural?
    See post #2.

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