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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/
    I am not a teacher.

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    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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    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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    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

    work v. act v. function.

    I would like to ask you that are all these in the same meaning and correct and idiomatic?

    1.None of those sentences works for me.
    2.None of those sentences acts for me.
    3.None of those sentences functions for me.

    Above three would be an answer for whether the word is correct or not?


    Thank you.
    Last edited by teechar; 12-Feb-2017 at 12:01. Reason: removed link after merging threads

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    #9

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask you that if are all these in have the same meaning and are correct and idiomatic?.
    Only the first is correct and idiomatic.

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    #10

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only the first is correct and idiomatic.
    Would you please explain why "ask you" cannot take "that" as in the "I said that ..."

    Thank you.

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