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    got tipsy on wine

    Hi.

    My friend gave me a cup of wine and asked me to drink, I refused and said:

    I got tipsy on wine.

    Is my refusal natural?

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    My friend gave me a cup of wine and asked me to drink. I refused and said:

    I got tipsy on wine.

    Is my refusal natural?
    Are you trying to tell your friend that you once got slightly drunk on wine, or that every time you drink wine, you get slightly drunk? Wine is usually served in glasses, by the way.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Perhaps you mean 'I get tipsy on wine' (every time you drink it).

    'I got tipsy on wine' means on one occasion in the past you became tipsy (and didn't like the feeling).

    (Wine is usually served in glasses – not cups, and getting tipsy is the reason most people drink alcohol.)

    (Cross-posted)

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you trying to tell your friend that you once got slightly drunk on wine, or that every time you drink wine, you get slightly drunk? Wine is usually served in glasses, by the way.
    I should have said "a glass of wine", sorry. I misspelled the word.

    or that every time you drink wine, you get slightly drunk?
    I try to tell my friend this, Ems.

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    and getting tipsy is the reason most people drink alcohol.)
    Do you mean that "most people drink alcohol" in order to get tipsy? Why? Is it because "getting tipsy" is a state that feels good?

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I should have said "a glass of wine", sorry. I misspelled the word.
    Misspelling "glass" might look like "gliss" or "glast". You can't accidentally write "cup" when you meant "glass"!

    I was trying to tell my friend this, Ems.
    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Do you mean that "most people drink alcohol" in order to get tipsy? Why? Is it because "getting tipsy" is a state that feels good?
    Have you never been even slightly drunk, Silver?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Have you never been even slightly drunk, Silver?
    I never drink, Ems, because my prostate will suffer.

    So, what does Rover mean?

    If "get tipsy" is a good feeling and most people want to experience, is it still natural to say "I get tipsy on wine"?

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

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    I never drink, Ems, because my prostate will suffer.
    If that is the reason, then don't say "I get tipsy on wine".

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    If "get tipsy" is a good feeling and most people want to experience, is it still natural to say "I get tipsy on wine"?
    It's natural for you to say it, because you have refused a glass of wine and are giving a reason why.

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    Re: got tipsy on wine

    I never drink, Ems, because my prostate will suffer.
    I thought only males have prostates.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jun-2019 at 11:41. Reason: fixing typo
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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