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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 9:25:25 AM
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Not only are we able to fill our stomachs daily, we are also able to lead very fruitful lives.

1. Do native speakers use the phrase 'fill our stomachs daily'? The writer refers to the fact that her family and she are able to get by with meals every day and so do not have to go hungry.

2. Does the sentence contain any errors?

Thanks.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 9:38:41 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Not only are we able to fill our stomachs daily, we are also able to lead very fruitful lives.

1. Do native speakers use the phrase 'fill our stomachs daily'? The writer refers to the fact that her family and she are able to get by with meals every day and so do not have to go hungry.

2. Does the sentence contain any errors?

Thanks.


I don't think it contains any errors, but it seems a bit old fashioned and I would not use it myself as we have enough money and enough food for it not to be a problem.

Someone that loves on state benefits and has to rely on a food bank, charitable donations of food might find it more of a concern, and certainly my Great Grand parents lived as agricultural workers would have been concerned with the struggle to feed themselves daily. Some of the food that they had was from gleaning.
Gleaning originally meant to search through a field to find left over grains and vegetables after the farmer had finished the harvest, he would give the workers the right to search as well as the ( often poor) pay they received.

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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 9:53:13 AM
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Thanks, Sarrriesfan.

How would you rephrase 'fill our stomachs daily'?
NKM
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 11:16:23 AM

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It would be more usual to say "get enough to eat".

Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 11:47:41 AM

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Koh, you are religious and god-fearing.

It depends on what type of food you got.

If you got food just to fill your stomachs without questioning as the to quality, the sentence is fine.

Not only are we able to fill our stomachs daily, we are also able to lead very fruitful lives.


When you are able lead fruitful lives, its obvious you are getting good food.

'Fill the stomachs' means 'what ever we got', just for living, good or bad.

More , it's ungodly to say we are getting food 'to fill our stomachs', you get food to live.

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Koh Elaine
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Romany
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As Sarriesfan said, it's not a phrase that many people are liable to use - and the use of the word 'bellies' is a little indelicate. It's just something one person chose to say.

When we are relating to food and money we say we either make, or don't make, enough to "put food on the table". The majority of people in most countries say that they are working just to put food on the table.
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