eat for liquids

atabitaraf

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Is it OK to sometime use 'eat' for some liquids?
Like the baby eat milk.
or for water or something?
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Is it OK to sometimes use 'eat' for some liquids? [STRIKE]Like[/STRIKE] For example, "The baby eats milk." [STRIKE]or[/STRIKE] How about for water or something similar?

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Note my corrections above.
 

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We normally use "eat" with "soup". This implies using a spoon to consume the soup.
 

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It's also interesting to note that if we don't specify "milk", we refer to babies "feeding", even if they're at the stage where all they have is milk. We don't say that they eat or drink every couple of hours (or similar), we say that they feed every couple of hours.
 

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Many languages don't make an eat/drink distinction, but we do in English.
 
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