Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 68
    #1

    The baby is watering.

    The baby is watering.
    The baby is drooling.
    The baby's saliva dropping on my hand.

    were those sentences above correct?

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,423
    #2

    Re: The baby is watering.

    The second is. Babies drool.

  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 8,183
    #3

    Re: The baby is watering.

    The example below may be helpful.
    "
    Watch out, the baby is dribbling on your shirt!"── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/dribble_1

    Not a teacher

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,263
    #4

    Re: The baby is watering.

    In BrE, "dribbling" is more common. "Drooling" is used though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. Roman55's Avatar
    Key Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 2,504
    #5

    Re: The baby is watering.

    I am not a teacher.

    Animals and dirty old men drool.

    Babies and footballers dribble.

  6. Barb_D's Avatar
    Moderator
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,269
    #6

    Re: The baby is watering.

    In the US, babies drool.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  7. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 60,154
    #7

    Re: The baby is watering.

    The baby is watering.
    This one doesn't work. We can say that someone's eyes are watering, but not that the baby's watering.

  8. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,982
    #8

    Re: The baby is watering.

    We also say "the baby is spitting up".

  9. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,263
    #9

    Re: The baby is watering.

    For me, that means that the baby had produced a little bit of vomit (usually some undigested milk). Dribbling is just saliva.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  10. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,982
    #10

    Re: The baby is watering.

    Yes, but if it is juice, it can be difficult to differentiate. That said, I am not a baby expert.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] male-baby and female-baby
    By kite in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Nov-2013, 14:30
  2. I have a baby.
    By yamyam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20-Aug-2012, 11:55
  3. baby name
    By yoselyn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2009, 06:01
  4. A baby by/with me?
    By sambistapt in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Apr-2008, 14:56
  5. "Mouth starts watering"
    By winston in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2007, 13:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •