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Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?
A: What a taste!
ⓐI think this milk is off.
ⓑI think this milk went off.
B: You can check the expiry date.
A: Oh my, 6 days has already passed. What should I do, Iíve already drunk it.
B: Donít worry, you wonít pass away. Go and force yourself to spew it.
A: You are such a cold-blood. Canít you just pretend to be worry about me?
In AmE, you'd say "What a taste, I think this milk is sour!"
"Check the expiration date."
"It's six days past the expiration date, and I've already drunk it."
"Don't worry, you won't die. If it's that bad, it will make you [spew, vomit, throw up]."
"You are so cold-hearted, can't you at least pretend to worry about me?"
NOTE: Sour milk will rarely make an individual do more than screw up his face in distaste. As a rule, it won't kill him or even make him vomit.
Went off sounds like exploded.. Not the day's best choice.
Many thanks for helping me
Can I ask you more things?
Q1. It's six days past the expiration date.
"It is" or "It has" ?
Q2. I'm so confused,, three of them have same meaning?
or just ⓐ is correct?
ⓐIt's past the expiration date.
ⓑIt's past the expiry date.
ⓒIt's past the validity.
Q3. When I decribe food (any type of food) that's past the expiration date, if I say
Oh, This food is off or This food went off ... sounds strange?
Note that "expiry date" relates to the time that a food item can be displayed and/or sold by a shop. Despite the common understanding, it does not usually relate to the lifetime of the food. Butter, for instance, has an expiry date on its wrappers, but stored correctly it can be used any time in the following two years. It does not usually "go off" [go bad], whereas meat and vegetable matter has a shorter life and can develop serious toxins.
We would say of sour milk that "it has gone off"; it can still be used. In fact, it is excellent in baking.
Become, get, go, come, grow and turn can all be used with similar meanings to talk about changes. The differences between them are complicated - they depend partly on grammar, partly on meaning and partly on fixed usage.
Have a look at this:
1) become dark, become a pilot.
It was becoming very dark.
What do I have to do to become a pilot?
2) get dark, younger
It was getting very dark.
You get younger every day.
They got married in 1986, and got divorced two years later.
3) Get + Infinitive
After a few weeks I got to like the job.
She's nice when you get to know her.
4) go red, go mad
Leaves go brown in autumn.
She went white with anger.
Suddenly everything went black and I lost consciousness.
Cheese goes mouldy.
Milk goes off.
Bread goes stale.
He went bald in his twenties.
The car keeps going wrong.
5) come true etc
Dreams come true.
It will all come right in the end.
I slowly came to realize that she knew ...
You will come to regret your decision.
6) grow old etc
Without noticing it he grew old.
When they grew rich they began to drop their old friends.
As the weather grows colder, my thoughts turn to holidays in the sun.
He grew to accept his stepmother, but he never grew to love her.
7) turn red etc
She turned bright red and ran out of the room.
He turns nasty after he's had a couple of drinks.
Towards the end of the war he turned traitor.
Last edited by Offroad; 09-Feb-2009 at 17:29.