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    despite the discrepancies in volume?

    "Despite the discrepancies in volume, red wine, white wine and brandy all contain one unit of alcohol."

    I'm confused about the meaning of the former half of this sentence. Is it saying that no matter how much you drink, those drinks mentioned all contain one unit of alcohol?

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Despite the discrepancies in volume, red wine, white wine and brandy all contain one unit of alcohol."

    I'm confused about the meaning of the former half of this sentence. Is it saying that no matter how much you drink, those drinks mentioned all contain one unit of alcohol?
    I don't know what the sentence is supposed to say, but what it appears to say cannot be correct.

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    It might be referring to a specific amount served- a shot of brandy and a glass of wine. Is there more context?

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It might be referring to a specific amount served- a shot of brandy and a glass of wine. Is there more context?
    I agree that it might be trying to say that.

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    A drinker would like the sentence- they could knock back a bottle of wine, half a bottle of brandy and claim that they've only had two units.

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    A drinker would like the sentence- they could knock back a bottle of wine, half a bottle of brandy and claim that they've only had two units.

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    It actually says "Despite the discrepancies in volume, these drinks all contain one unit of alcohol."
    And under this sentence, there are pictures of Port, Lager, Red Wine, White wine, Cider, Brandy and Liqueur.
    And then, it says, "One unit of alcohol is equal to 8,000 milligrammes of absolute alcohol."

    So...is this more clear? Perhaps it's saying these drinks of the same volume all contain one unit of alcohol?

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    Re: despite the discrepancies in volume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    It actually says "Despite the discrepancies in volume, these drinks all contain one unit of alcohol."
    And under this sentence, there are pictures of Port, Lager, Red Wine, White wine, Cider, Brandy and Liqueur.
    And then, it says, "One unit of alcohol is equal to 8,000 milligrammes of absolute alcohol."

    So...is this more clear? Perhaps it's saying these drinks of the same volume all contain one unit of alcohol?
    It's more clear if the volumes of the most potent liquids are smaller than the volumes of the least potent ones.

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