Difference Between Packaging Words Hi guys, I am kind of confused which one I should use when I want to talk about milk or juice for example. I can't understand packet of juice is correct or carton of juice. As I saw the same pictures when I searched the Google for both. So tell me what you say when you are in a supermarket. And is there any reliable source I can learn all these packaging words easy and correct? Thanks, Melody
Jul 22, 2014 8:31 PM
Answers · 5
A carton is box-like. A packet is (usually) bag-like. If you do a search on a phrase, make use you use quotation marks (" "). You'll see quite a difference in results between using them and not using them. I suspect Google images did its search for you based on the keywords "packet" and "juice", but not "packet of juice". Use "a carton of juice" and you'll have no problems.
July 22, 2014
Both are incorrect , It's called Juicebox for containers of food hit the link below
July 22, 2014
When you're in the supermarket, you'll buy a carton of juice or milk. You might buy a packet of dry (instant) milk though. In (American) English, a "packet" tends to refer to a small container, so small you could hold it in your hand. And packets are usually things that hold dry materials, not liquids. There's not really any rule about this though, it's a matter of learned convention.
July 22, 2014
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July 22, 2014
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