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    vitamins or vitamin tablet/capsule



    Child: What's that on your mouth?

    Mom:
    1. It's my vitamins.
    2. It's a vitamin tablet / capsule (if it's a capsule).

    Which is more natural? I'm asking because I think the plurality of the word vitamins might confuse a child, seeing only one thing in the mother's mouth.
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    Re: vitamins or vitamin tablet/capsule

    An American child would quite likely call that a vitamin.
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    Re: vitamins or vitamin tablet/capsule

    Tell the child that the question should be 'What's that in your mouth' or 'What's that on your tongue?'

    (It's a tablet — not a capsule.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Jul-2016 at 09:05.

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    Re: vitamins or vitamin tablet/capsule

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    Child: What's that on your mouth?

    ... in your mouth
    ... on your tongue

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