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    "He was roaming over the pages of a book trying to find the right passage." OK?

    "After he took an exam, he was roaming the streets near the school waiting for the results to come through." OK?

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    Re: roam

    They are both correct

    because

    roam = wander

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    Re: roam

    Quote Originally Posted by fadysandy View Post
    They are both correct

    because

    roam = wander
    Other comments?

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    Re: roam

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "He was roaming over the pages of a book trying to find the right passage." OK? I would prefer skimming through in this sentence.

    "After he took an exam, he was roaming the streets near the school waiting for the results to come through." OK? Yes, but you could use the simple past here, roamed, instead of tha past continuous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    H.
    Can I say "He roamed over the shelves in a book store."?
    Last edited by ostap77; 05-Nov-2010 at 14:08.

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    Re: roam

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I say "He was roamed over the shelves in a book store."?
    No. You might say "he roamed through..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    No. You might say "he roamed through..."
    Thanks for clarification.

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