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I know the sentence in the title sounds kind of weird but it was from a show in my native language. So here a guy's on a diet. So he picks up a small bowl and says that:

I'm going to eat as much as I can put in this little bowl.

I couldn't think of a natural way to express this idea. Actually the guy will eat only the amount of food he can put in the bowl. So how can it be expressed naturally?

  • Your sentence is fine, although it might be better to say "I'm going to eat only as much as I can put in this little bowl," where the only emphasizes that it's a limited amount. – Canadian Yankee Apr 8 at 12:13
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Your sentence is fine, although it might be better to say "I'm going to eat only as much as I can put in this little bowl," where the only emphasizes that it's a limited amount.

As Stated above by Canada Yankee, Only Emphasizes the Limited amount, adding it as an Adjective to the sentence WILL add that form of "Natural Wording" That you want.

  • Although I think it sounds more natural to say I'm only going to eat as much as I can put in this little bowl – Smock Apr 8 at 15:03

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