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Episode 06 - I'll pay

Julia and Sammy enjoy their meal, but there's a problem. How is Sammy going to pay for it?

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I returned the things I bought at the cash register, after noticing that I'm run out of money! ;)

hello, I would like to ask why is no need to use articles before meals. there is... "...a bottle of water..." but "... I'd like chicken soup" or I'll have steak..." without article ("a").

Hello  Inowakows,

We say 'a bottle of water' because 'bottle' is a countable noun and we are asking for one.

'Chicken soup' is an uncountable noun, so we don't use 'a' before it.

'Steak' can be countable or uncountable, depending on the context. When it is used as an uncountable noun we do not use 'a' with it.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I see. Thankyou Peter.

As far as I recollect, such cases never happened to me. But the similar one is that I bought a noodle soup without asking its cost. I thought it would be at most 500 kyats. When I paid in cash, I saw the bill for this and I was so amazed about that. It was 2000 kyats. After being this case, I never bought an item without asking its costs.

Yes when I went shopping and I took from my friends

Yes. My card gave a reading error and on the box it looked like I was stealing

Last month I had gone for shopping because I wanted to buy some gifts for my friends. When I was waitting in a large queue in front of counter I realized that I had forgotten my wallet in an other bag.

No, I have never forgotten having money in my wallet when I needed it.

I don't remember that situation but it could be. Definitely it's happens to us be run out of money when we needed to pay for something. At this situation we probably forgot the money or we just haven't enough amount and we have to go for cash. By the way I remember situation when I wanted pay with debit card and I forgot my PIN. Finally I reminded myself but it was awkward.

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