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    After the beggar left the store, his smell was still hanging in there for a while.

    Is this sentence correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanmo View Post
    After the beggar left the store, his smell was still hanging in there for a while.

    Is this sentence correct?

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    It isn't great. "Hang in there" is a slang idiom for "keep trying". I'm also not fond of the progrssive verb there. How about:

    After the beggar left the store, his smell hung in the air for quite a while.

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