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Suppose that my friend and I are reading the sandwich menu. Our short conversation is given below.

(ex) I say, "There is a large selection of sandwiches served here. Which one would you like?"

He answers, "I want to get chicken."

I ask, "Do you think the chicken is a big piece or in small chunks?"

He says, "I am not sure. We can ask a waiter about that."

This is my question.

Do you say: the chicken is a big piece or the chicken is in a big piece in this context?

Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

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ansonguyDo you think the chicken is a big piece or in small chunks?

You can do these either way.

Do you think it's a big piece or small chunks?
Do you think it's in a big piece or in small chunks?

Or mix and match as you have done above.

CJ

Extra:

The dialog you've constructed uses more formal language than is typical. In reality the conversation would probably go more like this:

— They sure have a lot of sandwiches on the menu. What are you going to get? (gonna get)
— The chicken looks pretty good. I think I'll have that.
— Do you think it's a big piece or small chunks?
— I don't know. Let's ask the waiter.

CJ