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    feed medicine

    Can 'feed' be used with regard to giving medicine?

    Eg, I feed my baby son medicine three times a day.

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    #2

    Re: feed medicine

    No, you give medicine or administer it.

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    Re: feed medicine

    Or, if they are anything like my offspring were, you force it down their throats.

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    Re: feed medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Or, if they are anything like my offspring were, you force it down their throats.

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    Re: feed medicine

    Which is of course a funny way of feeding them. "I feed them their medicine" is correct if you want to conjure the image of your opening their mouths like a horse's, and stuffing the stuff in.

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    Re: feed medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Which is of course a funny way of feeding them. "I feed them their medicine" is correct if you want to conjure the image of your opening their mouths like a horse's, and stuffing the stuff in.
    I agree.

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