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    Red face Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    This is the sentence:

    He was silent for a few moments, looking at her mildly.







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    A man was sitting in front of a woman. They spoke to each other then: He was silent for a few moments, looking at her mildly.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    The grammar is OK, but we don't normally look at people 'mildly'.
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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    Then, should I use : gently?

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    As an NES but not a teacher, I probably wouldn't have used that either.

    "contentedly", "quizzically", "lovingly", "thoughtfully" etc maybe?

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    Mad-ox, A better title would have been 'He was silent for a few moments'.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Then, should I use : gently?
    It's better than mildly.

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