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    eat for liquids

    Is it OK to sometime use 'eat' for some liquids?
    Like the baby eat milk.
    or for water or something?
    Thank you.

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    Re: eat for liquids

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Is it OK to sometimes use 'eat' for some liquids? Like For example, "The baby eats milk." or How about for water or something similar?

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: eat for liquids

    We normally use "eat" with "soup". This implies using a spoon to consume the soup.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: eat for liquids

    It's also interesting to note that if we don't specify "milk", we refer to babies "feeding", even if they're at the stage where all they have is milk. We don't say that they eat or drink every couple of hours (or similar), we say that they feed every couple of hours.
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    Re: eat for liquids

    Many languages don't make an eat/drink distinction, but we do in English.

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