Gerson Arns
is right I say : the food in the plate or the food on the plate
Nov 4, 2019 11:58 PM
Answers · 7
The right option is “The food ON your plate” since the food is on its surface. The word “IN” can be used when referring to a bowl or to another similar container.
November 5, 2019
Native speakers use both. Currently, in printed text, "on" the plate is used about 70% of the time and "in" the plate about 30% of the time. About 150 years ago, "in" was more popular. Here is a Google N-gram showing the frequency of "on the plate" and "in the plate." https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=on+the+plate%2Cin+the+plate&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Con%20the%20plate%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cin%20the%20plate%3B%2Cc0
November 5, 2019
Do you put food inside the plate? no. You put it on top of the plate and then eat it.
November 5, 2019
The food on the plate is better
November 5, 2019
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Gerson Arns
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