Could you tell me whether you find a common point between the following below 20 sentences? Would you tell me if they sound in the same manner?
1. He got to his feet.
2. The principal rose slowly to his feet.
3. The small boy stamped his feet and blew on his red, chapped hands.
4. Scuffing his shoes on the floor, he moved the weight of his body from one foot to the other.
5. In the lobby I walked out of the elevator, and a man leaning against the wall pushed himself off it and walked toward me.
6. The gallery, as far as Dixon could see, was also packed; some people were standing up by the rear wall.
7. They stood on tiptoes and craned over people’s shoulders.
8. He started to his feet.
9. Jack leapt to his feet.
10. She sprang to her feet.
11. He helped her to her feet.
12. Gently he set Baby on her feet.
13. He sat bolt upright.
14. I would stand upright and Christ would bump on my shoulder from the front.
15. Stand upright, wrap your arms across your chest and hug yourself as tightly as possible!
16. I got to my feet.
17. She drew to his feet and turned around.
18. At last he leapt to his feet and turned around.
19. To begin to sit up.
20. To pull oneself up.
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 04-Feb-2008 at 20:05.
Thank you for your thorough control of my work as well as for your accurate amendments.
Owing to your operative help I made the proper editing my previous post.
Pos.17 She drew herself up and turned around in a provoking manner.
draw one's up = assume an erect position to express dignity or indignation.
That makes sense!