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Billy and Tom pretended to make a magic potion.

I know, pretended means "to deceive" and potion means "a drink which produce magic effect on those who drinks it". But I still cannot understand this sentence.

Could you explain or rephrase it?
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Hi,

Billy and Tom pretended to make a magic potion.

I know, pretended means "to deceive" and potion means "a drink which produce magic effect on those who drinks it". But I still cannot understand this sentence.

Could you explain or rephrase it?

'Pretend' here means to claim falsely, by false actions or words. eg Maybe they put sugar in water, and said 'Drink this potion and you will be able to fly'.

Best wishes, Clive

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We can't know. They are probably just playing but we don't know what they do with the potion after they make it.
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Thank you Clive.

That Tom and Billy are small kids. Do they pretend it unknowingly or they intended to fool others?

Please help me.
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