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    faltering

    Do my sentences sound good?

    1) His faltering deeds drive me crazy.
    2) I'm so tired. I feel my legs faltering.
    3) A speaker provided several faltering arguments. It seemed like he had no idea what he was talking about.

    I tried to show three different meaning of the word.
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    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: faltering

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    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: faltering

    Only #2 sounds anything like natural to me.

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    Re: faltering

    I don't even care for #2.

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    Re: faltering

    I'm not keen on any of them. The main use is in things like "He took several faltering steps towards the building".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: faltering

    My horse came out of the gate in first place, but he faltered in the home stretch.

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    Re: faltering

    A good example of "faltered" but the thread title and all the examples were for "faltering".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: faltering

    Then just change the tense -- he was faltering in the home stretch.

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    Re: faltering

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I tried to show three different meaning of the word.
    May I know in what dictionaries you found those meanings?

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    Re: faltering

    I don't have problem with any of those sentences in the right context.
    An argument can certainly falter. Deeds can falter - though you'd need to know more about him to know what his 'faltering deeds' were.
    I can only think that the objections are on stylistic grounds.

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