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    Question Take, Have, drink water

    Hi,

    Which is appropriate and why?

    You are tired, have some water.

    You are tired, take some water.

    You are tired, drink some water.

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    Re: Take, Have, drink water

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Which is appropriate and why?

    You are tired, have some water.

    You are tired, take some water.

    You are tired, drink some water.

    Thanks
    You are tired, have some water.
    - is to offer the tired person water

    You are tired, drink some water.
    - is to tell the person to drink some water.
    However, if the sentence is accompanied by another sentence indicating water being served to the tired person, then it would mean the same thing as 'have some water'

    take water is... not the right way to say it.
    have and drink would mean different things.
    (i notice that in many ex-british colonies, people use 'take', even older generation Singaporeans, and many Indians... eg, take breakfast, take milk, take coffee... did it come from 'to partake of'? anyone knows?)

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    Re: Take, Have, drink water

    ... and sometimes an athlete will refer to taking on water: 'During a marathon, it's important to keep taking on water.'

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