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    #1

    draw water into its mouth

    "To begin the process, a shark draws water into its mouth and lets the water pass over its gills."

    How can we explain the above sentence in a different but identical way?

    Which of the followings identical with the above? do you know better alternatives?

    1. "To begin the process, a shark drags water into its mouth and lets the water pass over its gills."
    2. "To begin the process, a shark puffs water into its mouth and lets the water pass over its gills.

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    Re: draw water into its mouth

    Neither 'drags' nor 'puffs' works. You might consider 'sucks', but that's not identical.

    Why do you want to change it?

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    Re: draw water into its mouth

    I'd use only "draws" or "pulls". There's no good reason to change the original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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