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    refusing

    Is this sentence correct:
    1-He refused to come in, refusing even to shake hands with me.

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    It seem like an odd sentence to me. Wouldn't that person have to come in before he could shake hands (or refuse to shake hands) with you?

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    #3
    Not necessarily. I might be at the door, or even outside in front of the door...

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    #4

    Re: refusing

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-He refused to come in, refusing even to shake hands with me.
    I think it's ok, but that might be due to AmE and BE variations.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Not necessarily. I might be at the door, or even outside in front of the door...
    In that context it would make perfect sense. You have my permission to use it.

    :wink:

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