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It's not the turkey alone we're grateful for. Not the cranberry sauce or the stuffing or even the pumpkin pie. Some of the people seated at the tabe are strangers---friends of friens, cousins of in-law----and some are almost desperately familiar, faces we live and work with every day.(editorial of the New York Times)

Hi, everyoneI am practice translation, and I meet a problem.

I am not sure the meaning of It's not the turkey alone we're grateful for.

Should we thanks to turkey( I now it is food)

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  • Beryl from Northallerton

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    British English
    We should be thankful for the (presence of the) turkey (on the table); we should also be thankful for all the other things mentioned afterwards. It's an article about Thanksgiving, right?
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