I know about the comparatives - drink,drank,drunk. But when I just used it in the sentence "He drunk water!", Someone pointed that it was wrong and that the verb "DRUNK" must be used only when someone is intoxicated like "He was drunk!". Is this right? Can anyone clarify this?
"He drunk water" is not correct grammatically.It should be "he drank water".That is said the word drunk refers to one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink.However we can imagine sentences where drunk is used without implying alcohol consumption.For example:
Drink - drank - drunk Drink is the present: I like to drink coffee. Drank is the simple past: I drank coffee yesterday. Drunk is the past participle used for the present perfect and past perfect: I have never drunk coffee, I had never drunk coffee.
The verb "drunk" is not only used when someone is intoxicated but is also a participle of "drink", so that person was incorrect. Also in the form of intoxication it wouldn't even be a verb. Though the correct sentence would be either "He drank water" or "He has drunk water". Drink, Drank, Drunk.