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    Exclamation What is the word for turning head down in shy

    Master gazed at them to chop down their heads in shy.
    Master gazed at them and they drowned their heads in shy.

    What is the appropriate word and usage for this context?

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    Re: What is the word for turning head down in shy

    Quote Originally Posted by mksarma View Post
    Master gazed at them to chop down their heads in shy.
    Master gazed at them and they drowned their heads in shy.

    What is the appropriate word and usage for this context?

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    Kris.
    Neither of those sentence are correct English.

    We don't "chop" or "drown" our heads at all. We might nod, droop, drop, lower or bend our heads.

    "In shy" is wrong. "Shy" is an adjective, not a noun. Perhaps you mean "in shame" but note that "shy" and "ashamed" (the adjective which comes from "shy") are not the same thing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: What is the word for turning head down in shy

    I think I should find a school first . Thanks for pointing out my mistakes.
    I wanted to write a sentence about the feelings of a guilty student when caught by his master (like me now).

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    Re: What is the word for turning head down in shy

    Quote Originally Posted by mksarma View Post
    I think I should find a school first . Thanks for pointing out my mistakes.
    I wanted to write a sentence about the feelings of a guilty student when caught by his master (like me now).
    "The master looked at them and they bowed their heads in shame."

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    Re: What is the word for turning head down in shy

    And there's a useful word that uses the idea of 'shame' - shame-faced. But for one simple sentence, I'd stick with bhai's.

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    Re: What is the word for turning head down in shy

    Afterthought: when students are chastized ('told off'') at school, and generally when a figure in authority is looking for someone to blame (and everyone thinks 'I hope s/he doesn't look at me'), they are often said to be 'studying their shoes' (pretty informal). The standard respone, from the teacher is something like 'What's so interesting down there? Look at me when I'm talking to you.'

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