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    Usage of thrust and twist

    He thrusted a dagger in her stomach and twisted it around while she writhed in pain.

    Are thrust and twist fine in the above sentences? Can I replace thrust with jab or plunge or lunge? Are there any better words than twist here?

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    Re: Usage of thrust and twist

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    He thrusted a dagger in her stomach and twisted it around while she writhed in pain.

    Are thrust and twist fine in the above sentences? Can I replace thrust with jab or plunge or lunge? Are there any better words than twist here?
    Strangely enough, the past tense of "thrust" is "thrust" not "thrusted"!

    Your sentence should read, "He thrust a dagger into her stomach and twisted it.............."

    You could equally well replace "thrust" with "plunged" or "jabbed", but not with "lunged".

    You could say, "He lunged at her and plunged a dagger........."

    I can't think of any better word than "twist": it fits the sentence perfectly.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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