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why" what" not "that #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:34 am   why" what" not "that
 

Meals in Spain aer quite different from __they have in China.

Why we choose "what" for that blank?

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why" what" not "that #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:41 am   why" what" not "that
 

It's a poor sentence to begin with, but I would use 'those that' there. I would not use 'what' or 'that' (on its own).
Meals in Spain are quite different from those that they have in China.

I would probably use one of these before I used the above though:
Meals in Spain are quite different from the food they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the meals they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the ones they have in China.
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why" what" not "that #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:13 am   why" what" not "that
 

Beeesneees wrote:
It's a poor sentence to begin with, but I would use 'those that' there. I would not use 'what' or 'that' (on its own).
Meals in Spain are quite different from those that they have in China.

I would probably use one of these before I used the above though:
Meals in Spain are quite different from the food they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the meals they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the ones they have in China.

"What" is the correct answer in my exam. So , OK. thank you.
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why" what" not "that #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:33 pm   why" what" not "that
 

Beeesneees wrote:
It's a poor sentence to begin with, but I would use 'those that' there. I would not use 'what' or 'that' (on its own).
Meals in Spain are quite different from those that they have in China.

I would probably use one of these before I used the above though:
Meals in Spain are quite different from the food they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the meals they have in China.
Meals in Spain are quite different from the ones they have in China.

Hi Bev,

In passing, can we put "the" before "meals" in the three sentences above?
If so, is including the article optional?

Thanks in advance.
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why" what" not "that #5 (permalink) Wed Nov 02, 2011 22:03 pm   why" what" not "that
 

You can put 'the; in where you suggest, and obviously then it's optional at the beginning. It is more difficult to remove the article before the second set of food/meals.
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