The start of Series 3 brings bad news. Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I got the ideas. I thought that "pieces of fish" were the amount that had been separated from his special fish. Thank you very much, Peter M !

Hello CuSO4_blue,
In the sentence you provide 'plates' is a plural noun.  These are the plates that we put our dinner on, and they are broken, presumably, because they have fallen, or been thrown, onto the floor.
By the way, if you use the 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online' search window on the right, you'll see when a word or phrase has more than one meaning.  Try it with 'plate' and you'll see how many meanings that word has!
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I see ... Thank you for your help!
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