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  1. B45
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    What's the meaning of: Will it be. Can I use it like this: Will it be absorbed.

    What's the meaning of:

    Will it be.

    Can I use it like this: Will it be absorbed.

    Or does this make more sense:

    Will it absorb.


    I'm talking about a chemical reaction when combining two chemicals.

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    Re: What's the meaning of: Will it be. Can I use it like this: Will it be absorbed

    Absorption does not have anything to do with two elements combining. Two elements combining would be bonding.

    "Will it be" usually refers to a prediction about what will happen.

    If a dog eats a crayon, will it be absorbed?

  3. B45
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    Re: What's the meaning of: Will it be. Can I use it like this: Will it be absorbed

    The will it be part is asking if the crayon will be absorbed, right?

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    Re: What's the meaning of: Will it be. Can I use it like this: Will it be absorbed

    In both sentences a question mark is missing. An example of "Will it be absorbed?" is given by Mike in post #2 above, and is asked in the passive voice. "If a dog eats a crayon, will he absorb it?" is essentially the same, but in active voice.

    Will water be absobed by cotton?
    Will cotton absorb water?

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