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    Question Which verb is to be used?

    Q: Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    1- What happens when germs get into fruits, milk and our body?
    2- What happens when germs inter into fruits, milk and our body?

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    What happens when germs get into fruit, milk and our body?

    'inter' : place a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites

    Are you thinking of 'enter' : go into, penetrate, be introduced into

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    What happens when germs get into fruit, milk and our body?

    'inter' : place a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites

    Are you thinking of 'enter' : go into, penetrate, be introduced into
    Yes, I'm thinking of those that you suggested. Now, Which one should I use, get into I suppose or maybe any of those which are in your version?


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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    It CANNOT be 'inter' !
    And I only mentioned possible confusion with 'enter', to try to explain why you would think a word referring to burying a corpse would be appropriate.

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Yes, I'm thinking of those that you suggested. Now, Which one should I use, get into I suppose or maybe any of those which are in your version?
    "Infest" is a good word.


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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    Raymott:"Infest" is a good word.

    So are 'cantabile'...and 'insouciance'

    All three are inappropriate here. The sentence refers to 'germs' in 'fruit, milk and our body'.

    'infest' refers to insects (e.g cockroaches, maggots) or animals (e.g. rats) being present in large numbers, not germs.

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    'Get into' or 'enter' can be used.

    'Enter' means 'go into, so you don't say 'enter into'.

    'Infiltrate' is another word.

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    'Infiltrate' is another word.

    Could you define this word?

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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Q: Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    1- What happens when germs get into fruits, milk and our body?
    2- What happens when germs inter into fruits, milk and our body?

    T
    colonise
    take up residence in a host organism
    contaminate
    infect
    adopt an alien presence in
    breach the host's self/environment barrier.
    invade the external defences of


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    Re: Which verb is to be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Q: Which one of the following sentences is correct?

    1- What happens when germs get into fruits, milk and our bodies?
    2- What happens when germs enter fruits, milk and our bodies?

    Thanks a million!
    Dawood
    It is not necessary to have "into" with "enter".

    Which to use rather depends whether you want to imply that it is undesirable, in which case I would go with #1.

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