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I'll have a cheeseburger and a large ____.

Which word should I use to fill in the blank, fry or fries?
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The best way to say this would be to say "a large order of fries," but my sense of grammar would not be offended to hear someone omit the "order of" and say "a large fries." On the other hand, if I heard someone order "a large fry" I would half expect to see a single french fry about a foot long. (I was going to say "the size of a baseball bat," but I guess that would be "an extra-large fry.")
I'll have a cheeseburger and a large fry.

fry:[ C ] an amount of fries that are served together, especially in a fast food restaurant.

Longman Advanced American Dictionary, 2000
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Hi,

. . . a large fry.

I don't recall ever hearing anyone say that. It sounds very odd to me.

Best wishes, Clive
Where I live I don't think anyone would say either without some sort of modifier in front of it for that sentence.

Box of, order of, group of, set of, etc.
Hi,
I just checked what is said on an episode of an animated cartoon I like. Two characters work for a fast food restaurant, and I just found a guy who says:

Large fries, pie, large coffee... pronto, got me good, buddy?

Or at least I hope he said so, you know, he had a strong southern accent... Emotion: smile

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Well, maybe it's an East Coast thing, but I certainly would not be surprised to hear someone place an order at, say, Micky D's this way:
"I'll have a Big Mac, a large fry and a medium Coke." But I wouldn't be surprised to hear "a large order of fries" either.
YankeeWell, maybe it's an East Coast thing, but I certainly would not be surprised to hear someone place an order at, say, Micky D's this way:
"I'll have a Big Mac, a large fry and a medium Coke." But I wouldn't be surprised to hear "a large order of fries" either.
Uh, this is really intetresting. What a lot of regional differences there could be we are not aware of! Emotion: smile
Maybe I should have been more clear in my original attempt to answer this -- I wouldn't be too surprised either to hear someone say "a large fry," but I wouldn't say it that way myself. (And I might make a joke about it.)
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