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    sipping Mountain Dew

    Hi, is it possible to identify by the verb (sipping) from which container is he drinking, can or bottle? I mean, do you use the same verb for both? Thank you.
    "Colin glanced over and saw Hassan sipping Mountain Dew" (Abundance of Katherines, John Green)
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    Re: sipping Mountain Dew

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    is it possible to identify by the verb (sipping) from which container is he drinking, can or bottle?
    No, it isn't.
    I mean, do you use the same verb for both?
    Yes, we do.

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    Re: sipping Mountain Dew

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    Hi, is it possible to identify by the verb (sipping) by what he is drinking from which container is he drinking, (can or bottle)?
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    Re: sipping Mountain Dew

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    "..is it possible to identify by the verb (sipping) by what he is drinking from (can or bottle)?" - is it right?

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    Re: sipping Mountain Dew

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "..is it possible to identify by the verb (sipping) by what he is drinking from (can or bottle)?" - is it right?
    Remove the second "by" (as I have done above) and it's understandable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: sipping Mountain Dew

    Simply put, "to sip" means "to take small amounts of liquid into one's mouth". It has nothing to do with the vessel containing the liquid.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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