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Is the following sentence wrong?

"The food I feel winter by seeing one is strawberry."

Could you also tell me if the following sentence is natural or not.

"The food by which I feel winter is strawberry."

Thank you everybody!

I'm sorry that I have trouble expressing my question, but please let me elaborate on my question.

I would like to mean the following sentence starting by the word "The food" if possible.

"When I see strawberry (in a supermarket), I feel that winter has come."

"Strawberries remind me of winter." sounds nice, but I feel that it might have a slight difference from what I want to explain. (Am I wrong?)

By the way, if it sounds strange because of "winter", please change it to "summer".

That part was not important, and I think I should have written "summer" instead.

  • The first sentence is a word salad, not a sentence. The second is grammatical but rather strange-sounding. – Robusto Jan 22 '18 at 1:03
  • Are you trying to say that the strawberry is a typical winter food? Aside from the syntax, I'm curious why that would be true. I've always known summer to be strawberry season. – Andrew Jan 22 '18 at 1:33
  • I SLIGHTLY disagree with robusto. The first sentence iis ungrammatical and so has no discernible meaning. Accepting the obvious truth that nonsense can be grammatical, the second sentence may be grammatical, but it is complete nonsense rather than merely strange-sounding. – Jeff Morrow Jan 22 '18 at 1:43
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    Dear Jeff, "it is complete nonsense" is because it says "winter" instead of "summer", or else? – user64707 Jan 22 '18 at 6:33
  • Do you live in the southern hemisphere? Because strawberries in Italy is usually associated with mid-spring and early summer. In the UK summer is when strawberries are in full season. seriouseats.com/2010/05/… – Mari-Lou A Jan 22 '18 at 10:37
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Neither of those sentences is idiomatic English. I don't fully understand what idea you're trying to convey, but your sentence would probably be clearer if you used "Strawberry" as the subject. If you rearrange the sentence that way, you can also drop "the food by" to be more concise.

"Feel winter" is also not common English. You can feel cold, but that doesn't seem to make sense in context. If you mean that strawberries make you think of winter, try saying:

"Strawberries remind me of winter."

or

Strawberries make me think of winter."

  • I agree that "Strawberries remind me of winter" is grammatical. Is it sane? – Jeff Morrow Jan 22 '18 at 1:44

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