Which sentence is correct in joining the sentences?

Karen123456

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Malaysia English
He took a bite of the cake. He threw the cake away.

In joining the sentences, which of the following sentences is correct?

1. He took a bite and threw the cake away.

2. He took a bite of the cake and threw it away.

Thanks in advance.
 
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  • Copyright

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    American English
    2 is close. I would say He took a bit of the cake and threw the rest away. Otherwise, we don't know if he threw the bite of cake or the cake away. You may be imagining someone taking a bite, chewing and swallowing, but it's also possible to take a bite and spit it out.
     
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