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How do elephants drink water with trunks? #1 (permalink) Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:34 am   How do elephants drink water with trunks?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #735 "Vocabulary Practice: Elephants", question 3

Elephants have large ........., that look like long noses, but they use these to pick up food and other material as well as drink water.

(a) trunks
(b) tanks
(c) snouts
(d) tails

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #735 "Vocabulary Practice: Elephants", answer 3

Elephants have large trunks, that look like long noses, but they use these to pick up food and other material as well as drink water.

Correct answer: (a) trunks

Your answer was: incorrect
Elephants have large snouts, that look like long noses, but they use these to pick up food and other material as well as drink water.
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I WONDER HOW WITH TRUNKS ELEPHANTS CAN DRINK WATER?

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How do elephants drink water with trunks? #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:50 am   How do elephants drink water with trunks?
 

They use their trunks like we use drinking glasses: they put water in them and then squirt it into their mouths.
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How do elephants drink water with trunks? #3 (permalink) Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:15 am   How do elephants drink water with trunks?
 

Elephants have large trunks, that look like long noses, but they use these to pick up food and other material as well as drink water.

Why we don't use "to" in the later part of the sentence. as

Elephants have large trunks, that look like long noses, but they use these to pick up food and other materialas well as "to" drink water.

Thanks for your clarification advance
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How do elephants drink water with trunks? #4 (permalink) Sat Aug 15, 2009 14:29 pm   How do elephants drink water with trunks?
 

The 'to' is optional.
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