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    Default eyedrop

    1. I am putting an eyedrop only for keeping my eyes moist which contains no medicine at all.

    2. I am putting an eyedrop to wet my eyes only.

    3. It is a wetting eyedrop for the eyes.


    a. Does the above sentence make sense and correct in structure?

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    b. What are the differences between drug , medicine and medication?

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    Default Re: eyedrop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. I am putting an eyedrop only for keeping my eyes moist which contains no medicine at all.

    2. I am putting an eyedrop to wet my eyes only.

    3. It is a wetting eyedrop for the eyes.


    a. Does the above sentences make sense and are they correct in structure?

    No, none of them are colloquial. Try:
    I use eyedrops as a lubricant. I use artificial tears. The drops are just a wetting agent.
    The drops are just a saline solution. I suffer from dry eyes.

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    b. What are the differences between drug , medicine and medication?
    Only the context. They all mean "chemicals that have some desired physiological effect on the body or mind."

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    Default Re: eyedrop

    All 3 are unnatural. I'm putting non-medicated eyedrops in my eyes, purely for moisturising purposes.

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    Default Re: eyedrop

    Which is correct, "eyedrops" or "eye drops"?

    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/drop
    ▪ eye/ear drops

    http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdic...tionary/drop_2
    eye drops

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    Default Re: eyedrop

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Which is correct, "eyedrops" or "eye drops"?
    Both are acceptable.

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    Default Re: eyedrop

    Which is correct, "eyedrops" or "eye drops"?
    I have four varieties in my medicine cupboard. They all call themselves eye drops.

    But I'd accept eyedrops.

    Rover

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