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the fork of salad

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the fork of salad

Postby SARDORBEK » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:02 am

Dear ALAN!

I have two questions:
Question № 1:

At a formal dinner,there are usually two forks on the table. The smaller fork is for salads.
It is called a .... fork.

a) salad
b) salads'
c) salad's

Which variant is correct?

Question № 2:

Can we say the fork of the salad, that's the noun + prep. + noun structure?

Thanks a lot...
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Re: the fork of salad

Postby Alan » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:39 am

'Salad fork' is the only acceptable expression.

The fork is not considered in English as being in any sense the 'property' of the salad; hence *the fork of the salad is not permissible here!

You could, however, alternatively describe it as 'a/the fork for the salad'.
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