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Rule "eat (take) antibiotics"

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Description: eat (take) antibiotics
Message: In a medical context, people take or swallow \2. If they eat \2, it is a mistake. Did you mean \1 or \1?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I ate medicine for 2 weeks after my operation.
    Correction suggestion: took, swallowed
  • You must go to the doctor and eat antibiotics.
    Correction suggestion: take, swallow
  • Are you eating medicines for that illness?
    Correction suggestion: taking, swallowing
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I took medicine for 2 weeks after my operation.
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-23 22:33:07 +0200)