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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    partake

    Hi there,

    I don't know how to use 'partake' in a humourous way as stated in a dictionary. Could you help?

    old-fashioned or humorous to eat or drink
    Would you care to partake of a little wine with us?


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    Re: partake

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    I don't know how to use 'partake' in a humourous way as stated in a dictionary. Could you help?

    old-fashioned or humorous to eat or drink
    Would you care to partake of a little wine with us?


    tks
    peter
    Your suggested sentence is fine. I would say that I have never heard of partake being particularly "humorous" - to me, it is simply old-fashioned. I guess I have probably said it when I'm trying to be "posh", so I suppose that could be classed as humorous.

    "I have some really nice wine at home. Would you like to come to my place and partake?"

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