I am already full / I couldn't eat another thing


Senior Member
Let's say a family friend invites John and Jane for dinner. After finishing the meal, they offer them some desserts. Please confirm if both italicized statements sound natural:

John: Do you want a piece of cake?​
Jane: I don't want a dessert. I couldn't eat another thing. / I'm already full.
  • cidertree

    Senior Member
    "I couldn't eat another thing" sounds fine, as does "I'm full". "I'm already full" sounds strange in this context, as if getting full was the objective.