Do we eat ice cream?


We drink water.We take tea.We eat food.And of course, We sip hot coffee.Is it correct to say "We eat ice cream." or is there any specific word for ice cream?My colleagues say it is okay.

vocabulary asked Jun 06 '13 at 18:31 Rahul Gupta Expert

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In the US, we don't take tea.  That is a very British thing.  To sip means to drink in a certain manner.  It is wise to sip a hot drink before gulping it down.  There are many other words to replace drink or eat that are more descriptive of the manner that one drinks or eats. 

link answered Jun 06 '13 at 23:02 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Would you please tell some of the words to replace 'drink or eat' and their usage?

Rahul GuptaJun 07 '13 at 04:37

I recommend using a thesaurus in which to look up synonyms for "drink" and "eat", and a dictionary to look up their meanings. Here are a few for "eat" to get you started, in addition to those mentioned by Patty T: munch, crunch, bite, nibble, devour, gobble, bolt, wolf, chew on.

EllenJun 08 '13 at 07:19

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Yes, it is correct to say, "We eat ice cream." There is no special verb unique to consuming ice cream.

link comment answered Jun 06 '13 at 18:35 Sarah Burdge New member

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