Bottle

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Bottle

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:23 pm

Mother A: Does your daughter still drink milk from a bottle?
Mother B: No. She has already been off the bottle. She's five years old now.

Hi everyone! Can I say "She has already been off the bottle" to mean "She has stopped drinking milk from a bottle" in this situation?

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:35 pm

That is exactly what it means Steven.
I have to say that I don't like "already" in that sentence or context though.
I would have said, "No. She She's five years old now. Of course she is off the bottle".
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Re: Bottle

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:29 pm

Bob : Thanks very much for your version. I really appreciate it.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:31 pm

Steve, you have to realise that Bob is still on the bottle.

WoZ with a long neck
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Post by Bobinwales » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Indeed I am WoZ. I am very fond of fruit juice. Especially grape-juice mixed with yeast!
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:51 am

Whole bunch with natural yeast and basket pressed? Imported no less from Burgundy, Otago, Tasmania and even Oregon. Spare nothing Bob to get the very best fruit juice.

WoZ who dribbles in fruit juice too
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:05 pm

I remember tasting the grape juice before its magical transformation in a small winery near Newcastle in New South Wales. But you would remember that too WoZ!
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Post by tony h » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Bobinwales wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:35 pm
That is exactly what it means Steven.
I have to say that I don't like "already" in that sentence or context though.
I would have said, "No. She She's five years old now. Of course she is off the bottle".
I would have thought the phrase would be better as: she has stopped having a bottle. In the same way as a mother (other carers are available) : gives her (the child) a bottle.

So:
Q: Are you still giving her a bottle?
Q: is she still having a bottle?
A: She has stopped having a bottle.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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