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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:30 pm 
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Hi,

DS was doing some work from "First Aid in English" and had to underline the one not in the same class.

Potato, lemon, maize, cauliflower, spinach

DS chose maize, but the answer is lemon and I can't figure out why. Please help :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Lemon is a fruit the rest are vegetables?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Isn't maize a cereal?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Lemon grows on a tree?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Reading Mum wrote:
Lemon grows on a tree?


Thank you, I think I could use that as an explanation that he would accept.

Wow - two answers in under ten minutes thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:51 pm 
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999 mum wrote:
Isn't maize a cereal?

I was thinking maize = sweetcorn I guess


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:36 pm 
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DC17C wrote:
999 mum wrote:
Isn't maize a cereal?

I was thinking maize = sweetcorn I guess


Sorry I don't understand :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Maize and sweetcorn are one and the same thing, and it is a fascinating plant, put to many uses. (I have a somewhat unhealthily wide knowledge of the topic because of a project that DH worked on last year for a major producer of corn syrup over in the US. Corn syrup is used to sweeten just about everything you eat in the US.)

Just to add to the confusion, the answer to the original question could also be potato - it grows underground whilst all the others grow overground ...

Another one of those ambiguous questions, I'm afraid!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Thank you, I thought they were totally different.

The things you learn on this forum :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:44 pm 
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999 mum wrote:
Thank you, I thought they were totally different.

I would have done also until a year or two ago! Maize is really amazing stuff (forgive the pun) - Wikipedia link here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize#Commodity DH drove for three hours from Chicago and all he could see were fields upon fields of it, with the occasional town in between.

Off topic, slaps own wrists ...


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