a cold drink

Discussion in 'English Only' started by semeeran, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. semeeran Senior Member

    Indian Tamil, India
    Since I walked in the sun, I was thirsty.
    Should I say like below? :
    1. I'm dying for a long, cold drink.
    2. I'm dying for a cold drink for long.
    3. I'm dying for a cold drink for long time.
    Please comment. Thanks.
     
  2. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    1. I'm dying for a long, cold drink. :tick:
    2. I'm dying for a cold drink for long. :cross:
    3. I'm dying for a cold drink for long time. :cross:
     
  3. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    "Long" in the context of your sentence 1 is not about a long time. It means that the drink is in a long (tall) glass so it contains a lot of liquid. Your sentences 2 and 3 use the word long in a different sense. If you want to say that you have wanted a drink for a long time, you can say that, but it is not the same as wanting a long drink.
     

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