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    Default Participle As An Adjective...correction Of A Sentence...of/from

    Hello! How do you feel? Here itīs my questions. Thanks in advance!

    1.- Can I always use participles as an adjective?

    For instance,


    "The DISORIENTED (Adjective) boy died in the forest".

    2.- "I was pulled along by a strange force".

    I donīt know if the sentence is right. I hesitate about the verb
    "PULLED ALONG" and also about "FORCE". Should it bE
    "STRENGTH"? What about the verb "Pull along"? Would
    you use another one?

    I mean "that force or strength pulls on me but it doesnīt get
    me to fall on the floor. well, maybe it gets it but
    after a long time. It takes me from one place to another.
    I am talking about the paranormal". If you have seen
    Poltergeist, thatīs what, more or less, I am trying to say.


    3.- The cries OF/FROM the little boy sound loudly.

    Which preposition? I am afraid it is OF, but I really hesitate.

    By the way, Could I use "Yells" to mean "stronger cries"?

    Is "yell" a synonym of "cry"?






    Thanks a million for all your help!

    Jesús

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    Default Re: Participle As An Adjective...correction Of A Sentence...of/from

    1. The DISORIENTED boy died in the forest. <correct>
    2. I was pulled along by a strange force. <correct>
    3. The cries from the little boy sounded loud.
    4. The boy's cries sounded loud.

    Could I use "Yells" to mean "stronger cries"?
    Loud, not strong.

    Is "yell" a synonym of "cry"?
    No. Try, cry out. That's a synonym for "yell".

    Punctuation Help
    There's no need to use quotation marks ("...") in your examples:

    EX: "I like cake."
    EX: I like cake.

    All the best.

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