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    Which sentence is correct please?
    1) I forgot to drink my syrup (medicine)?
    2) I forgot to take my syrup (medicine)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Which sentence is correct please?
    1) I forgot to drink my syrup (medicine)?
    2) I forgot to take my syrup (medicine)?
    They are both right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They are both right.
    Thanks.
    So you mean even for medicine we can use drink?
    What about pill or tablet? can we use eat or have for them? For example: I forgot to eat / have my pill / tablet.

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    For liquid medicine you may use "drink" (although it is a bit outdated). I usually instructed my patients to "take" their medicine whether it was in liquid form, a tablet, a capsule or an inhaler.
    "I forgot to take my medicine" is best.
    John
    Last edited by JohnParis; 21-Dec-2011 at 12:59.

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    Default Re: medicine

    You eat have take pills, tablets, etc.

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    Default Re: medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I usually instructed my patients to "take" their medicine whether it was in liquid form, a tablet, a capsule or an inhaler.
    "I forgot to take my medicine" is best.
    John
    I usually told my patients to comply faithfully with the recommended regime for
    self-administration of their medications. I never wanted them to get the impression
    that I was talking down to them. I must admit, though, that some had trouble swallowing it.

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