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    Red face at the expenses of, gamy, game

    • Finally, I was promoted as a department head at the expenses of breaking up with my boyfriend as I've been too busy at work.
    I purposely make a sentence with at the expenses of. Is it good English writing? Any mistake?
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    For some kind of well-cooked lamb, beef...., they still carry strong flavor or scent of itself which a lot of people cannot stand. How should I describe this flavour and scent? Shall I say "gamy", any other better word in common?
    1. This lamb/beef tasted gamy
    2. This lamb/beef scented gamy
    3. This lamb/beef is having strong scent of game
    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    How can I make them better?

    Thanks


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    Re: at the expenses of, gamy, game

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    • Finally, I was promoted as a department head at the expenses of breaking up with my boyfriend as I've been too busy at work.
    I purposely make a sentence with at the expence of. Is it good English writing? Any mistake?

    Also, I would say "promoted to department head". Otherwise, fine
    __________________________________________________ _______________

    For some kind of well-cooked lamb, beef...., they still carry strong flavor or scent of itself which a lot of people cannot stand. How should I describe this flavour and scent? Shall I say "gamy", any other better word in common?
    1. This lamb/beef tasted gamy
    2. This lamb/beef scented gamy
    3. This lamb/beef is having strong scent of game
    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    How can I make them better?

    Thanks
    1 is fine. 2: "smells" is a better word to use than "scented". 3 "has" instead of "is having"

    I would suggest that gamey is perhaps not the right word. "Gamey" indicates a particular smell that contains an element of the meat being tainted as game (pheasant, hare, and other game) is hung for an extra long period). Over-cooked meats such as lamb or beef are unlikely to have this taste. It might be better described as "burnt".

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