- Chip potatoes into thin peaces.
- Chop potatoes into thin peaces.
Do #1 and #2 mean the same?
Are ‘chip’ and ‘chop’ interchangeable here?
- He chopped a branch off the tree.
- He chopped up all wood into pieces.
Can I replace ‘chop’ with ‘chip’ in #3 and #4?
- These plates chip easily.
Can I replace ‘chip’ with ‘chop’ in this sentence?
Chip potatoes thinly.
Chop potatoes into small chunks/slices/pieces.
- they are not identical. To chip potatoes/vegetables is usually only used to refer to their cutting and cooking in a particular way.
He chopped a branch off the tree.
He chopped all the wood up into pieces,
- you cannot replace them in 1 and 2 or 3 and 4.
These plates chip easily.
No - chipped crockery cannot be replaced with chopped crockery. These chips occur accidentally.