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Fruit and vegetable store

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Reporter: I’m here with Carlos in his fruit and vegetable store
and Carlos is going to help me make a salad. Carlos,
could you start up picking out some vegetables.
Seller: OK. Yes, use nice Spanish onion.
Reporter: Spanish onions, of course we always need that.
Seller: Nice red pepper.
Reporter: Aha, a red pepper.
Seller: Nice green pepper.
Reporter: Green pepper, aha.

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Carlos, could you start up picking out some vegetables. <<<Original text

Which is correct: picking out or picking up?


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Carlos, could you start up picking out some vegetables. <<<Original text

Which is correct: picking out or picking up?

Here's the broad idea.

picking up using your hand to riise something from a surface eg I dropped my pencil ,, so my friend picked itp.


picking out chosoing, selecting eg There wer a lot of melons on the tble, so I picked out the best ones.

Your example seems to need picking out.

Clive

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Thank you so much, Clive

So picking out is correct.

rezaenglishCarlos, could you start up picking out some vegetables.

Actually, he says, "Carlos, could you start off picking out some vegetables?" I think he has a Canadian accent. They pronounce "ou" differently from the rest of us in many words, including "out". It's called Canadian raising, and it is hard to render in typing. People say it sounds like "oot", but it doesn't. It's sort of halfway between "oot" and "oat", but that is not quite it, either. You can find videos online that explain what's happening, for example,

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Incidentally, I found out from this video that I have been raising long "i" all my life before voiceless consonants without knowing it. It's the difference between the "i" sound in "rise" (normal long "i") and "rice" (raised). This makes me feel better about those weird people up north who talk so funny.

Thank you, anonymous

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