Re: A few notes
They are indeed. Apart from the 'the' mentioned by probus, all three sentences are acceptable English,
Originally Posted by shur2gal
I don't agree. More context might change the situation, but the sentence is fine as it stands.
"An old" tune? if it's enough to summon up memories, it should be a bit more specific, or if it was already specified in the last sentence, you should use "the old tune."
Possibly, but the sentence is something many native speakers would produce.
If he remained silent and then tells her he was breaking up with her, then saying he or she was contemplating would be redundant. The reader is smart enough to know that they where either contemplating or thinking about a way to break the news.
It sounds natural enough to this native speaker.
3. Running and shouting after the thieves, he did not notice that he was barefoot.
Nitpicks: It works, but it's a bit weird.
Especially if this is all happening in the present tense.
That changes what the writer is saying.
Try, "He abandoned his shoes and ran in pursuit of the thieves, screaming and shouting for attention."
@ Bassim. With the amendment suggested by probus, your sentences are acceptable English.
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