drank vs drunk : Common Errors in English

About drank vs drunk

Many common verbs in English change form when their past tense is preceded by an auxiliary (“helping”) verb: “I ran, I have run.” The same is true of “drink.” Don’t say “I’ve drank the beer” unless you want people to think you are drunk. An even more common error is “I drunk all the milk.” It’s “I’ve drunk the beer” and “I drank all the milk.”

drank Meaning(s)

  • (n) a single serving of a beverage
  • (n) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • (n) any liquid suitable for drinking
  • (n) any large deep body of water
  • (n) the act of swallowing
  • (v) take in liquids
  • (v) consume alcohol
  • (v) propose a toast to
  • (v) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
  • (v) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

drunk Meaning(s)

  • (n) a single serving of a beverage
  • (n) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
  • (n) any liquid suitable for drinking
  • (n) any large deep body of water
  • (n) the act of swallowing
  • (v) take in liquids
  • (v) consume alcohol
  • (v) propose a toast to
  • (v) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
  • (v) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
  • (n) a chronic drinker
  • (n) someone who is intoxicated
  • (a) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
  • (s) as if under the influence of alcohol

drank in News

  1. 8 Hotel Fees That May Surprise You | CNN

    We've come to expect fees for hotel WiFi and parking, but as lodging fees pile up, there are some that may come as a surprise to even the seasoned business traveler. Early check-in? Some hotels charge for it. Restocking that $5 bottle of water you drank out of the minibar? Yes, some properties charge for that, too.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Hospitality Net

  2. Now He Tells Us: 'Tang Sucks,' Says Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin

    Hey, we were told in the '60s that we'd grow up to be astronauts if we drank Tang and that our heroes loved it! But the second man on the moon Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin says "Tang sucks." TMZ.com broke the news that Aldrin let loose with his real opinion during taping of read more
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Student who drank soy sauce survives with no brain damage

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. college student who drank a bottle of soy sauce on a dare, survived without brain damage because of a new treatment, his doctors say.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: UPI

drunk in News

  1. Drunk driving checkpoint set for tomorrow night

    A drunk driving checkpoint will be held somewhere in Butler County Friday night.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

  2. Mothers Against Drunk Driving volunteer orientation is Sunday

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving Nevada currently is seeking volunteers in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas to assist in its mission to end drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. Drunk driver sentenced to three years

    ALAMOSA — For the last nine years, Theodore Haro has been averaging about one drunk driving-related conviction every 15 months. But in the next three years, he’ll have the chance to put that history behind him and work to get his alcoholism under control.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Valley Courier

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