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bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:58:08 PM

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Grandma cooked curry in pot.
Grandma cooked curry using pot.

Do they grammatical correct?
tautophile
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:30:25 PM
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Neither is "grammatically correct", but "Grandma cooked curry in a pot" is perfectly fine.
georgew
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:18:48 PM

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tautophile wrote:
Neither is "grammatically correct", but "Grandma cooked curry in a pot" is perfectly fine.

Agree! Dancing
And I don't think you'd like the implications of "Grandma cooked curry using pot." Drool




taurine
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:17:36 AM

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bihunsedap wrote:
Grandma cooked curry in pot.
Grandma cooked curry using pot.

Do they grammatical correct?


I like both.
The first sentence indicates that, it was the pot where Grandma cooked curry.
The second sentence focuses attention on the action itself, that is, on using the pot.

I am not inclined toward deviant ideas about peeing and using the same vessel for the sake of preparing a meal.
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:27:14 AM

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georgew wrote:
tautophile wrote:
Neither is "grammatically correct", but "Grandma cooked curry in a pot" is perfectly fine.

Agree! Dancing
And I don't think you'd like the implications of "Grandma cooked curry using pot." Drool


Full-on Captain Obvious mode here.
Anxious Note that ‘pot’ is a widely recognized slang reference to marijuana (Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis, भांग). Though marijuana has a long history of use as a condiment or ingredient in food preparation; possession, use, and cultivation of cannabis has been illegal in most countries of the world for much of the last century.
Your second example, "Grandma cooked curry using pot" is a perfectly sound English sentence, but it would usually be construed as meaning that Grandma used marijuana as an ingredient in the cooking of her curry.
Romany
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:20:11 AM
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Bihunsedap -

"pot" is a noun (a "thing"). Whenever we use a noun we put "a" or "the" in front of it.

Both your sentences would be perfectly fine if you just put "a" or "the" in front of the word "pot".Dancing
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