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    Pills and Potions

    In the following multiple choice exercise:
    It's unlikely that using vast amounts of pills and ... will delay the ageing process.
    a tablets b potions c exercise d injections
    The answer key gives "potions" as the only correct answer. However, I don't see why "tablets" is incorrect, especially as pills is fine and they're pretty similar. Can someone help me with this one, please?

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    Re: Pills and Potions

    Quote Originally Posted by micaelo View Post
    In the following multiple choice exercise:
    It's unlikely that using vast amounts of pills and ... will delay the ageing process.
    a tablets b potions c exercise d injections
    The answer key gives "potions" as the only correct answer. However, I don't see why "tablets" is incorrect, especially as pills is fine and they're pretty similar. Can someone help me with this one, please?
    Hi, "Pills and Potions" is a fairly widely used expression in English (colloquial).

    Pills and tablets are the same thing, exercise may help to delay the aging process, I suppose that "Pills and Injections" could be used but if you are looking for an expression which includes all sorts of medical remedies, then "Pills and Potions is it.

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