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    #1

    heat the milk hot

    Dear all,

    Do you say, "I heated the milk hot" to mean "I heated the milk so that it was hot?

    Thank you!

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    Re: heat the milk hot

    No. You could say:
    "I heated the milk."
    "I heated the milk until it boiled."
    "I boiled the milk."
    Etcetera.

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    #3

    Re: heat the milk hot

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Optimistic Pessimist:

    Thank you SO MUCH for asking this question.

    When the teacher reminded us that it is NOT correct to say something like "Heat the milk hot," I was really confused.

    I thought that I had remembered many people speaking like that.

    So I then did some googling and discovered my mistake.

    It seems that although "Heat the milk hot" is "wrong," it is perfectly fine to say: "Heat the milk until hot."


    What an interesting language English is!

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    Re: heat the milk hot

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    It seems that although "Heat the milk hot" is "wrong," it is perfectly fine to say: "Heat the milk until hot."

    What an interesting language English is!
    Heat is not a resultative. However, like other verbs, it can be used in a sentence with a prepositional phrase.

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    #5

    Re: heat the milk hot

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    "Heat the milk hot" is "wrong,"
    I think it would be grammatical if 'Heat' was replaced with 'Make', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: heat the milk hot

    I don't think saying "heat the milk hot" is wrong but to me, "heat" is already saying "make something hot."

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: heat the milk hot

    Quote Originally Posted by mawes12 View Post
    I don't think saying "heat the milk hot" is wrong
    I think 'hot' is not so much wrong as redundant, but I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: heat the milk hot

    Make the milk hot is not natural. Heat the milk hot​ is incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: heat the milk hot

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Make the milk hot is not natural.

    Why is it not natural?

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    #10

    Re: heat the milk hot

    Because it's not what native speakers normally say.

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