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    Is it ok to use a food and a drink with the verb eat?

    The textbook I use has a lesson on breakfast and lunch menus, and
    there was something in it bugging me...

    Is it ok to use a food and a drink with the verb eat?

    For example:

    I eat cereal, fruit, and milk in the morning.

    I'm switching the verb eat with the verb have for the class tomorrow.
    I'm really sure it's wrong. Just want to confirm.

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    Re: Is it ok to use a food and a drink with the verb eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by dshaw002 View Post
    I eat cereal, fruit, and milk in the morning.

    I'm switching the verb eat with the verb have for the class tomorrow.
    I'm really sure it's wrong. Just want to confirm.
    In your sentence 'have' is better - because you don't 'eat' milk. Otherewise there is nothing wrong with 'eat'.

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    Re: Is it ok to use a food and a drink with the verb eat?

    I agree. Most authors would express it differently, with "have".
    You could also say, "I eat cereal and fruit in the morning, with a glass of milk."

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