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He washed it down __ a drink from a nearby fountain.
Even if it is a passive sentence?Originally Posted by tdol
It was washed down...? I'd still use 'with'.
I dug up these beauties:Originally Posted by tdol
In the course of his narrative he refreshes himself by a draught from the drinking-horn into which meanwhile Hagen has pressed the juice of an herb.
or succeedeth in smuggling in a drink, or after much importuning,
the janitor is induced to cool the coppers by a draught from the spigot that sizzes and adds to the thirst that is not quenched;
With these preliminary remarks, and after wetting his whistle by a draught from a small pocket flask, he made the echoes of Kenmuir ring with the following, which he sung to the old Gaelic air, "I am asleep, do not waken me:"-
** Interesting to note here that Conan Doyle was also Scottish born.**
I'm more and more convinced that "he washed it down by a draught from..." is a short-cut way of saying "he washed it down by taking a drink from" or "by means/way of". Maybe "Scottish ellipsis" is at hand.
Last edited by M56; 14-Jul-2005 at 11:30.