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Eating ingredients

There seem to be a lot of strange sentences about eating ingredients in the food section. An "ingredient" doesn't just mean "a bit of food", it means "something you add to what you are cooking". Marmalade is an ingredient if you are making marmalade pudding. If you were to eat an ingredient you could no longer use it for your cooking so, by definition, it is no longer an ingredient!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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You can lick/spoon out the marmalade bowl/jar clean after your mom transfers the bulk of it to the pudding. There is possible context to make any strange sentence seem perfectly logical.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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I'm afraid you'll find a lot of "illogical" sentences on Duo. We just have to suspend logic and remember we're here to learn and all the sentences are robot generated. Bet you've seen "She changed the baby for a black dog." It's out there. Later when you have more vocabulary and grammar to deal with it gets better. Best of luck on your learning endeavor. And enjoy!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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I could be wrong, but I don't think all the sentences are robot generated. Especially after seeing some of the screenshots and information given from those making courses in the incubator.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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That's good to hear. I'm not complaining about the robo sentences and most of them are fine. A few are great just for the fun. But as long as the learning is not affected they're no problem.

4 years ago