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    dessert

    Is dessert and sweets the same or is dessert the course at the end of a meal?

    I like desserts
    or

    I like dessert


    Does the above mean I like sweets?

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    Re: dessert

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is dessert and sweets the same or is dessert the course at the end of a meal?

    They are the same thing.
    I like desserts
    or

    I like dessert
    Either will do

    Does the above mean I like sweets?
    Yes
    R.

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    Re: dessert

    In AmE, "dessert" is the very last course of a meal. It is usual some sort of confection, such as cake or pie or Jell-O or pudding. It is by definition sweet, but is not referred to that way. The term "sweets" usually refers to candy - chocolate bars, lollipops, LifeSavers, etc.

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    Re: dessert

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, "dessert" is the very last course of a meal. It is usual some sort of confection, such as cake or pie or Jell-O or pudding. It is by definition sweet, but is not referred to that way. The term "sweets" usually refers to candy - chocolate bars, lollipops, LifeSavers, etc.
    True, "sweets" is synonymous with dessert in Australia, also "pudding".
    All that candy is called "lollies" in AusE.

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