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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can you help me with my grammar?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (15301points) 1 week ago

I ordered from Skip the Dishes and I made a mistake.

I said “Please substitute salsa for sour cream”

I wanted no salsa and instead an extra sour cream.

Was my grammar correct?

I ended up calling the restaurant and fixing it over the phone.

What should I have said?

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8 Answers

rebbel's avatar

Substitute salsa with sour cream?

zenvelo's avatar

Substitute Sour Cream for the salsa.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo Awesome thanks. I wondered if I got reversed.

janbb's avatar

Both above answers are good but you could be even more clear and say, “ Please substitute an extra sour cream for the salsa.”

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

“No salsa. Extra sour cream.”

Demosthenes's avatar

I find this confusing too; I’ve often gotten it reversed. I think I’d go with @Hawaii_Jake and try to be as clear as possible.

mrgrtt123's avatar

Maybe the next time you order, it will be best to tell them that your preferred dip is sour cream instead of Salsa.

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