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    #1

    feed ON or WITH?

    Which sentence is more correct?
    I feed my tortoise ON cabbage leaves. Or:
    I feed my tortoise WITH cabbage leaves.

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    Re: feed ON or WITH?

    Neither are necessary. You feed your tortoise cabbage leaves.

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    Re: feed ON or WITH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre Derezhenko View Post
    Which sentence is more correct?
    I feed my tortoise ON cabbage leaves.
    I feed my tortoise WITH cabbage leaves.
    (Not a teacher)
    Both are correct. If you insist, the first one is more formal and correct.
    Last edited by albertino; 17-Dec-2009 at 07:42.

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    Re: feed ON or WITH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre Derezhenko View Post
    Which sentence is more correct?
    I feed my tortoise cabbage leaves.
    You don't need a preposition after "tortoise".
    But look at the following two sentences, which have the same meaning.

    I am going to fatten my tortoise with cabbage leaves.
    I am going to fatten my tortoise by feeding him cabbage leaves.

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    Exclamation Re: feed ON or WITH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre Derezhenko View Post
    Which sentence is more correct?
    I feed my tortoise ON cabbage leaves. Or:
    I feed my tortoise (WITH) cabbage leaves.
    The second is correct. It works with or without the preposition with
    Please remember if an animal feeds on a particular food, it usually eats that food:
    You can say: The tortoise feeds on cabbage leaves.

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    Re: feed ON or WITH?

    Hi Albertino: "I feed my tortoise on cabbage leaves." Interesting place to put your tortoise. I suppose they are very cool and comfortable? What do you feed your tortoise, by the way, while it sits on those leaves?

    Try diagraming that sentence and you will see why it is incorrect.

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