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Verb - to drink

to drink

Present form - drink

Let's break it down.

Subject + verb + noun / noun phrase

Jamie drinks a cup of coffee.

I drink tea

She drinks red wine.

He drinks a glass of white wine.

You drink Coca-Cola.

It drinks milk.

Note that the subjects [Proper Noun]he, she and it change the verb so there is an 's' at the end. 


A: What do you drink in the morning?

B: I drink a cup of coffee.


B: I have a cup of coffee. 

A: What should I drink before bed?

B: I always drink milk. 

B: I always have milk.

A: What does your Dad drink?


B: He drinks red wine. 

B: He has red wine.


Past form - drank

Let's break it down.

Subject + verb + noun / noun phrase

Jamie drank a cup of coffee.

I drank a pint of beer

She drank a cup of tea.

He drank lemonade.

You drank two glasses of red wine.

It drank some milk.

Note that the verb does not change depending on the subject. 


A: What did you drink yesterday evening?

B: I drank a beer. 

B: I had a beer.

A: What did you drink with dinner?

B: I drank some red wine. 

B: I had some red wine.

A: What type of tea did your mum drink at the cafe?


B: She drank a cup of tea. 

B: She had a cup of tea.


We often use 'had' instead of 'drank', especially when it obvious that the object was drank. 

She had a glass of wine.

It is obvious that wine is drank and so 'had' is used. 

They had a lot of beer. 

This means that they drank a lot of beer, but 'had' is used because it is obvious.  

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