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RJ 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

How to use "expire, validte" ?

For example:

This bottle of milk is still workable since the expiration date is on Jan. 09.

This bottle of milk is available for drinking since the expiration date is on Jan. 09'

It can be validated bcos the expiration date is on Jan 09

Thank you very much for all master's instructions.

3 個解答

  • 8 年前

    The milk is still good before the expiration date of Jan 9, 2013.

    The milk will expire on Jan 9.

    The milk will not go bad in a few days after the expiration date of Jan 9.

    You always can use good milk to make cheese.

    You may also use expired milk as long as it does not expire over a week.

    No milk can be invalid.

    2013-01-08 20:31:25 補充:

    expire typically is used on things that may change its characteristics (from positive to negative) due to aging. Foods and documents are examples you used. Person and lives can also use it.

    Example, my grandpa expired on the day when the building was completed.

    2013-01-08 20:36:11 補充:

    However, validity (valid) does not have that broad sense. For example, the food is still valid (unusual). I would rather using the food is still good or edible.

    But valid can indeed be used on person - he is invalid (meaning so sick that he is not usable for any assignment...)

    2013-01-10 07:41:49 補充:

    You need to pay more taxes so that we can upgrade our computers in the prisons. Many keyboards are all stuck with yucky stuff...

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  • 8 年前

    Uh oh...looks likes RJ is good @ kissing up to female, and all this time I thought I was the only one! @ - @

    2013-01-09 19:05:44 補充:

    Well RJ my friend,

    Yeah, I guess you could say that...

    People often say I am quite handsome for a panda. @ - @

    2013-01-09 19:11:28 補充:


    You are a smart chick, but often make careless mistakes, like me...

    What in the world is, "I would rather using the food is still good or edible"?

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  • 8 年前

    Thanks for Princess' reply.

    I just wonder whether the usage of these two words--expire and valid to be in different fields. such like:

    2013-01-08 18:40:49 補充:

    For food, we normally use " expire" there.

    As to documents (or legally papers) the usage of texts can be in variety. Both expire and valid are acceptable.

    2013-01-08 18:42:30 補充:

    For example:

    The contract will expire by end of January.

    The contract is valid by end of January.

    The milk will expire by end of January.

    but we can not say --The milk will be valid by end of January.

    2013-01-08 18:44:52 補充:

    My dear Princess, Can you give me some idea for the sake of your charming and kindness which is the top among all dudes here ?

    2013-01-09 14:20:47 補充:

    Oh, Panda nice to meet you here.

    I am an beginner in YK+, and hope to learn something more here.

    Compliments is a best way than criticism in any event.

    I was told Panda is a handsome guy, am I right ?

    2013-01-10 11:10:21 補充:

    Dear Princess,

    No wonder you get fat fingers.


    From this question applied, I have learned expire is more board sence than "valid" in usability. Even it can be replaced by the word of die (death).

    Thank you very much for your instruction.


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