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Danyel
Could you buy something to eat? There are nothing in the fridge... Could you buy something to eat? There are nothing in the fridge. & Could you buy somеthіng to еat? Wе havе nothіng іn thе frіdgе. What is the difference?
Oct 27, 2016 10:52 AM
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The first sentence needs to say "There *is* nothing in the fridge." There is no difference in the meaning of the expressions, as the fridge is empty in both cases.
October 27, 2016
A more common and natural way of communicating this idea would be to say: :"Will you buy some more food? We having nothing to eat." -or- "Will you buy us some food? The fridge is empty." In your expression, "There are nothing...." should be re-written as "There is nothing...." Also, it is technically more accurate to ask someone if they "will" or "would" do something rather than if they "can" or 'could' do something. When you use "can", you are asking them if the are 'able' to do something when, in this context, you are actually asking them if they 'will' do something. However, I would not worry about this last point too much since most native English speakers are not aware of the difference.
October 27, 2016
There is nothing in the fridge = We have nothing in the fridge.
October 27, 2016
Danyel
Language Skills
Belarusian, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
Learning Language
English, French