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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?

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Did you ask your teacher why?

Maybe it is the verb.

I eat rice with beans is present (going on now)

I ate rice with beans is past (done in the past)

I eat rice and beans is OK.

Some people say I eat peanut butter with jelly Or I eat peanut butter and jelly.

Ice cream with cake or ice cream and cake.
 
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