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Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Are all these sentences correct:
a) "He yelped and rose to his feet, as his aggressor approached."
b) "He closed his eyes tighter and clenched every muscle."
c) “His friends cheered and slapped him on his back.”
d) “The two friend clinked their glasses together and drank their drinks.”
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
a) "He yelped and rose to his feet [ no , ] as his aggressor approached."
As his aggressor approached, [comma] he yelped and rose to his feet.
b) "He closed his eyes tighter and clenched every muscle." -- "more tightly" if you want to be really grammatically correctc) “His friends cheered and slapped him on THE ["his" is understood] back.”
- bluebellbkkLv 72 months ago
a, delete the comma. "Yelped" is not wrong, but it's unusual for a person.
d, delete "together" and "their drinks". It's not possible to clink glasses any way except "together"; and what else would they drink except their drinks? "The two friendS clinked [their] glasses and drank."