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    Bob watched his friend drink heavily

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Bob watched his friend drink heavily and wondered what had caused the pain he was trying to numb.

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    Re: Bob watched his friend drink heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Bob watched his friend get inebriated drink heavily and wondered what had caused the pain sorrows he was trying to drown. numb.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...n-your-sorrows

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    Re: Bob watched his friend drink heavily

    teechar,

    I am only wondering if my original sentence makes sense in English. Is it possible to use "numb", meaning to alleviate the pain?

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    Re: Bob watched his friend drink heavily

    Yes, the original works too. I just suggested an alternative.

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    Re: Bob watched his friend drink heavily

    I would take your original "drink heavily" to mean that he watched him drink too much over a period of time. I'd take Teechar's "get inebriated" (I'd use "get drunk/hammered/smashed") to mean that he was watching him on just one occasion, perhaps over the course of an evening.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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