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  1. Member
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    tasteless, bland

    Hi teachers:
    If I cook ,it tastes neither sweet nor salty.
    I wonder what term I should say.
    Should I say:
    It's tasteless .I should add some salt to make it more interesting.
    It 's bland. I should add some salt to make it more interesting.
    Also, is it idomatic?
    Could you verify it for me?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: tasteless, bland

    Use either. They're both in common use.


    PS It's common (though optional) to omit the verb: 'It's bland. What do you think? Perhaps a little more salt?'
    Last edited by BobK; 26-Jan-2009 at 12:01. Reason: Added PS

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