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    Hello, everyone

    Please tell me whether the following are true. Thank you.

    take medicine=have medicine

    eat soup=have soup

    smoke a cigarette=have a cigarette

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      • United States
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    Re: have

    "Have" can mean to consume. I can have a beer. I can have a sandwich. What did you have for lunch? I had a burger and some fries.

    It does not work as another way to say taking medicine.

    Keep in mind I said that it "can" mean to consume. It can also mean possession Context tells us.

    If I say "I have some cigarettes" it probably means I possess them.

    If I say "I'm going to go outside and have a cigarette" it means I am going to smoke it.


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