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    Suppose a lion is following me to kill me. What should I say?

    I tend to say, "The lion followed me to kill me", but it sounds as if it were trotting behind me. But actually, I want to say it ran behind me to kill me, as in the case of "police ran behind a thief to catch him".

    Please help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Suppose a lion is following me to kill me. What should I say?

    I tend to say, "The lion followed me to kill me", but it sounds as if it were trotting behind me. But actually, I want to say it ran behind me to kill me, as in the case of "police ran behind a thief to catch him".

    Please help me.
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    Default Re: lion ran behind me to kill me

    Thank you Svartnik.
    But, I am sure hunt does not work in my sentence.

    A man hunts animals to kill it.

    I never think, A lion(a animal) hunts a man to kiil it.

    Simply, I want to say that, "A lion chased (ran behind) me to kill me". But I wonder is there any other word to replace (ran/chased behind)?

    Please help me.

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    Default Re: lion ran behind me to kill me

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Svartnik.
    But, I am sure hunt does not work in my sentence.

    A man hunts animals to kill it.

    I never think, A lion(a animal) hunts a man to kiil it.

    Simply, I want to say that, "A lion chased (ran behind) me to kill me". But I wonder is there any other word to replace (ran/chased behind)?

    Please help me.
    Why do you think a lion will not hunt a man? To the lion, a man is something that can be hunted, killed and eaten, like any other prey.

    However, are you perhaps trying to say "The lion pounced on me from behind to try and kill me"?

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    Default Re: lion ran behind me to kill me

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Suppose a lion is following me to kill me. What should I say?

    I tend to say, "The lion followed me to kill me", but it sounds as if it were trotting behind me. But actually, I want to say it ran behind me to kill me, as in the case of "police ran behind a thief to catch him".

    Please help me.
    In the first sentence, you are looking for hunted. In the second sentence, you are looking for chased.

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