Situation : A mom cooks a meal for her son, and the meal is ready. The son comes and asks his mom.
Is the meal ready ?
My question : please correct this sentence to a more colloquial question that a native English speaker would use every day.
I don’t think native speakers would ask about the status of the meal. It’s a perfectly understandable word, but not really used in that context. I’d substitute what kind of meal it is, instead:
"Is breakfast ready?"
"Is lunch ready?"
"Is dinner ready?"
Or even the name of the food:
"Is the pot roast ready?"
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