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    enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    I try to understand a situation which can be explained by the verb "enter." I am searching for another ways.

    Original: "How alcohol enters the body." How can we say this sentence using another verb, retaning the meaning? Is it possible to use "absorb", "go into", or "pass" for this situation?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    'How is alcohol absorbed into the body?'──quoted from https://sites.duke.edu/apep/module-1...into-the-body/
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    #3

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I'm trying to understand a situation which can be explained by learn the use of the verb "enter." I am searching for another ways.

    Original: "How alcohol enters the body." How can we say this sentence using another verb, retaining the meaning? Is it possible to use "absorb", "go into", or "pass" for this situation?

    Thank you.
    What you provided is a fragment. Can you provide a complete sentence or describe more of the context in which you want to use the above?
    Last edited by teechar; 11-Feb-2017 at 19:38. Reason: typo

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    #4

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    What you provided is a fragment. Can you provide a complete sentence or describe more of the context in which you want to use the above?
    Would you please explain, why you think of "I am searching for another ways" is incorrect?

    Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    For a start, "another" is used with singular nouns.

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    #6

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    For a start, "another" is used with singular nouns.
    If I would have said "I am searching for another way, then would it have been incorrect again?

    Thank you.

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    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    If I would have had said "I am searching for another way", then would it have been incorrect again?

    Thank you.
    It would have been grammatical but incomplete.
    You could have said, e.g., I am searching for another way to express the following.

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    #8

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It would have been grammatical but incomplete.
    You could have said, e.g., I am searching for another way to express the following.
    But by implication does not "I am searching for another way" convey the idea of "I am searching for another way to mean to say the original" ?

    Thank you.

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    #9

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But by implication does not "I am searching for another way" not convey the idea of "I am searching for another way to mean to say the original" ?

    Thank you.
    Again, the highlighted part is unnatural and unclear. You're beating a dead horse!

    Instead, why don't you provide context/a full sentence as I asked you to do in post #3 above?
    Last edited by teechar; 11-Feb-2017 at 22:22.

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    #10

    Re: enter v. absorb v. go into v. pass.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But by implication does not "I am searching for another way" convey the idea of "I am searching for another way to mean to say the original" ?
    It could be understood that way or many other ways.
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