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    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    #1

    Sipping on?

    HI! PLEASE HELP ME OUT.. A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED HERE..
    which one is right?
    I am sipping on a hot chocolate ..
    I am sipping hot chocolate ...

    Thanks so much!!


    • Join Date: Feb 2009
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    #2

    Re: Sipping on?

    Another question on countable versus uncountable nouns.

    There is no such thing as a hot-chocolate, just as there is no such thing as a single unit of water. You can have a cup of hot-chocolate, because cups are countable. In saying "I am sipping a hot-chocolate", what you are really saying is "I am sipping a cup of hot-chocolate". This can be made clearer by considering what happens if you add more hot-chocolate to the cup. Do you then have hot-chocolates? Nope, you still have a single hot-chocolate.

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    #3

    Re: Sipping on?

    ..and I'd say; you're sipping hot chocolate.
    not sipping on a hot chocolate

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