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    Smile urge

    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    (1) One day on my way home from school, I found a wallet on the sidewalk.
    (2) Urged/Prompted by curiosity, I picked it up and checked inside it to find out who the owner was.
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    Default Re: urge

    I'd use out of curiosity

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    Default Re: urge

    I have a further question.
    Which is better, "out of compassion" or "prompted/urged by compassion"?

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    Default Re: urge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    I have a further question.
    Which is better, "out of compassion" or "prompted/urged by compassion"?
    'Compassion' sounds a bit strong. "Out of concern for the owner" is OK.

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    Default Re: urge

    An "urge" is a strong emotion. It wouldn't work in this case.

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