If something tastes sweet, it contains some sort of sugar that makes it taste that way. Candy is sweet, but so are apples. You can use the word "sweet" to describe a nice person or someone you like. A situation may also be sweet if it benefits the people who are involved:
- Oscar got a sweet deal on a car.
- That’s a really sweet ride. (ride = car)
- That’s so sweet! (That’s really nice.)
- All the women in the office think Peter is a really sweet guy.
- This chocolate cake is way too sweet.
- Have you ever eaten sweet potato pie? It’s very sweet, but it’s surprisingly good.
- Rachel has a very sweet personality.
- Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow. (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)
Chocolate is sweet.
The word "sweeten" is a verb:
- Coffee is sweetened by adding sugar or some sort of sweetener. (The word "sweetener" is a noun.)
- The city sweetened the real estate development by adding in another million dollars to the project.
- You can sweeten anything you say when you say it with a smile.
The words "sweetie," "sweatheart," "sweetness," and "sweets," are used as nouns.
- Jennifer is a sweetheart.
- She’s a real sweetie.
- The sweetness in the recipe for this banana bread comes from adding honey to it.
- You might get tooth decay from eating too many sweets. (sweets = candy and other sweet things)
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March 21, 2016