A Box of Milk or a Carton of Milk?

by Zein

Should we say a "packet of milk" or "box of milk" or "carton"?

Ola's answer:


I'm not familiar with a "packet" of milk, but there are both a "box of milk," and "carton of milk."

These two can have somewhat different meanings:

A carton of milk usually refers to the picture above.

Cartons of milk need to be refrigerated.

A box of milk actually looks more rectangular and can be kept in room temperature.

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