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    sitifan is offline Senior Member
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    Default have breakfast, take medicine, eat soup

    1. eat soup 2 drink soup 3 have soup 4 take medicine 5 drink medicine 6 eat medicine 7 have breakfast 8 eat breakfast
    Which of the above expressions is not acceptable?

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    Default Re: have breakfast, take medicine, eat soup

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. eat soup 2 drink soup 3 have soup 4 take medicine 5 drink medicine 6 eat medicine 7 have breakfast 8 eat breakfast
    Which of the above expressions is not acceptable?
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    The ones in red aren't acceptable, or at least sound very strange. Maybe you could say "drink your medicine," if the medicine was in a glass, but "take" would be a much more normal sounding choice.

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    Default Re: have breakfast, take medicine, eat soup

    'Drink soup' is just fine in BE. I agree with raphey about the rest.

    Personally, I wouldn't say 'eat soup' unless it had lots of chunky vegetables and/or meat in it.

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