cooked to <eat> <be eaten>

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Subhajit12

Senior Member
Hindi
Hi there, should I use to eat or to be eaten in the following sentence?

- The vegetables have been cooked to eat/ be eaten.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The vegetables have been cooked to eat/ be eaten.

    If you were just telling someone to come and eat because the meal was now ready, you would definitely not use the above sentence. In fact, I can’t think of any circumstance in which it might be used. ;)
     

    Roxxxannne

    Senior Member
    English (northeastern US)
    In some contexts "The chicken is ready to eat" makes sense.
    "I bought some food at the deli counter. The chicken is ready to eat but you should warm up the soup."
    In this case I would say 'ready [for us] to eat' rather than 'ready to be eaten.'
     
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