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    Odessa Dawn is offline Key Member
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    "He drinks a lot of alcohol."

    He drinks a lot of alcohol and refuses to work.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that you don't have to use "of alcohol". If you say "He drinks a lot ..." people will know what you mean.
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    Why? Is it redundant to say "He drinks a lot of alcohol?"

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    Re: "He drinks a lot of alcohol."

    Unless the context indicates otherwise "drinking" always refers to alcohol.

    If someone says "He lost his job because he drinks too much," we can know that they aren't talking about lemonade.

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    Re: "He drinks a lot of alcohol."

    ems did say, "People will know what you mean".

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