Pergunta: What do you think are some Chinese typical food?

What do you think are some Chinese typical food? Ou What do you think some chinese food are?

Ambas as formas são aceitáveis? O ARE pode ser usado das duas formas?

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Usando outro exemplo.

What do you think are some causes of flooding?
What do you think some causes of flooding are?

As duas estruturas estão corretas.

Isso acontece porque nesse caso, você pode escrever a frase afirmativa de dois modos.

A, B, and C are some causes of flooding.
Some causes of flooding are A, B, and C.
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What do you think typical Chinese food is?

In general, (about the vast Chinese culinary and staples in general, not about items/staples in particular. One other way to ask that would be "what kind of food people eat in China?/can you tell me about what kind of food people eat in China" (and the person would elaborate).

What do you think are Chinese foods? Here we mean, dishes, staples, items. Are "pastel" and "sushi" Chinese foods?
What do you think are some Chinese typical food? Ou What do you think some chinese food are?
"what do you think are some Chinese typical food?"
not good - to my thinking - when talking about typical food is about culinary, about the main staples, in general not about specific items. About the day-to-day dietary pattern, sort of.
So, strike out "are" in the first sentence. Plus the word wordeer is mixed up, verb TO BE would come at the end.
"“What do you think it´s authentic Chinese food?” would be best.
"What do you think some Chinese food are?"
Same thing, strike out the "are", if you means specific items, you should ask "what do you think some Chinese foods are" (not food are) but a best option would be "can you think of some Chinese dishes?" or something like that in some cases.
Anyway, the sentence "what do you think some Chinese foods are?" seems grammarly good, could be then elaborated further, and sometimes it could mean "a product coming from China" as in
http://www.livingtosmile.com/on-the-rad ... rom-china/

It was just an example to illustrate. We know from the trade wars of today, so they have millions at stake and the Press/Media sides with its country of origin.

Others may chime in and improve this answer, feel free to.

If memory serves me well, there are similar discussions about "fruit/fruits" and "fish/fishes" around the site, you can run a search on the subject.
TKS!

But that was a silly example...

What I really want to know is if the use of ARE is acceptable in both questions

What do you think ARE some... OR What do you think some...ARE
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Hahaha o Paulo não sabe brincar com as respostas dele!

Pripryps eu procurando só encontrei exemplos na internet na forma da primeira estrutura ("What do you think are..."), e a segunda me soa estranha, porém se necessita de um vivência no inglês maior que a minha para determinar se isso está errado ou não

Exemplo : https://forum.wordreference.com/threads ... e.2715532/ - da primeira estrutura

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-think-s ... g-that-way - o mais perto da segunda estrutura que você apresentou que eu encontrei, ainda assim a sua segunda estrutura me soa bem estranho
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Food is an uncountable word. So, the plural would be used in the sense of categories of food.
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Perdoe-me Paulo, não consegui seguir pela lógica até a resposta(tô precisando melhorar meu conhecimento de gramática...) então ambas as opções são corretas?
NeyF, obrigada! Era essa resposta que procurava.