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    Default Jack turns back his head and looks back. He realizes that Chad is getting closer.

    In the sentences "Jack turns back his head and looks back. He realizes that Chad is getting closer." is the grammar correct?

    Context: Jack is running on the street and Chad is chasing him.

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    Default Re: Jack turns back his head and looks back. He realizes that Chad is getting closer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    In the sentences "Jack turns back his head and looks back. He realizes that Chad is getting closer." is the grammar correct?

    Context: Jack is running on the street and Chad is chasing him.

    Thanks!
    The part in italics is very awkward.
    You could say "Jack turns his head and looks back." But you don't really need to say that - we don't have eyes in the back of our heads, so we must turn our heads. "Jack looked back and realized Chad was getting closer." (Your present tense: Jack looks back and realizes Chad is getting closer.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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