Should I say 'We want to eat extra two apples' or 'We want to eat additional two apples' ? OR both are correct? Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.


We want to eat two more apples.

We want to eat an additional two apples. (a little formal)

We need two extra chairs.

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    Just to add to this, the reason "extra" isn't right with eating apples is that we use extra to mean "In addition to what we have already". If you eat the apples you don't have them anymore, so "extra" doesn't work. If you were ordering apples, for a buffet for example, you could say "We need an extra two apples", which implies that you have the other apples already, either literally or in the sense of them already being on the order. – Max Williams May 18 '16 at 12:31
  • @MaxWilliams Yes, that's interesting - I hadn't thought of it before. But you are right. Oliver Twist asked for more, not extra because he had already eaten his meagre helping. Had it still been on his plate, would he have had the temerity to ask for extra? – WS2 May 18 '16 at 12:41
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    If he had it would have really screwed the song up. – Max Williams May 18 '16 at 12:48
  • "an extra helping" is used as an expression in books : books.google.gr/… – Cathy Gartaganis May 18 '16 at 12:50

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