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    Emerson Coelho

    hello all, I have got my self in a such a doubt!
    A stuck up teacher said to me that the sentence:

    I eat rice with beans;

    is not correct, well as far as i was concerned it is correct, as the webster says that u use WITH, talking about food to indicate accompaniment; here is what webster says:

    [used as a function word to indicate combination, accompaniment, presence, or addition <heat milk with honey>];

    is it correct or not? if not why?

    kind regards
    Emerson Coelho

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    Re: Emerson Coelho

    Dear Emerson Coelho,

    In my opinion you should say "rice and beans". For your information I am neither teacher nor NES.

    The dish in New Orleans is called "Beans 'n' rice". if talking about rice and beans, but to be more specific, "red beans 'n' rice" would be used to describe the popular local dish.

    The dish usually consists of white rice accompanied by brown, red or black dry beans and seasoned in various ways.

    In many areas rice and beans are often be served side by side rather than mixed together. Either way they may be considered a meal o as a side dish to accompany a main dish of meat or chicken.

    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 29-Jan-2008 at 19:22.

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    Re: Emerson Coelho

    I think it's correct and I've been speaking English since I was three.

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    Re: Emerson Coelho

    Dear Emerson Coelho,

    Sorry, this was an unwanted repetition.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 29-Jan-2008 at 19:24.

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