When we have a habit of doing something, how do we make a sentence? He is habitual of drinking alcohol. Does it sound fine?


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Actually, there is a specific verb tense that implies a habit, the simple present. Context plays an important role in this implied meaning, but on their own these sentences would certainly convey the idea that someone has a drinking habit:

He drinks a lot.
He is a heavy drinker.
or even
He drinks.


Any of the following:

  • He habitually drinks alcohol.
  • He is in the habit of drinking alcohol.
  • He has an alcohol habit. (Slightly unusual to use for this specific example, but still correct English.)

Or if it’s more than a simple habit, and considered a problem:

  • He’s an alcoholic.

No the standard form is he has a drinking habit, or he has a habit of drinking. The latter being more kind while the former indicates alcohol abuse. And if that's the case one would simply say "he's an alcoholic". https://www.aa.org

  • Perhaps, but the question is more generic and not about drinking in particular.
    – Kris
    Jan 27, 2018 at 10:34

"in the habit of," "habituated to":

He is in the habit of (or is habituated to) drinking alcohol.

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